As a retired paediatrician with a career-long interest in trying to understand and prevent babies dying after delivery and in the first year of life, I have been alternately horrified, angered and intrigued by the unfolding story that the Portlaoise Maternity unit has become.
Having spent years training abroad I was fortunate to be appointed to the Rotunda and Temple St Hospitals in 1979.
Intensive care was an embryonic, undelivered dream for the future and infant...
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