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Midlands Hospitals Now Compliant With HSE Maternity Guidance

Five of the country's 19 maternity units still have restrictions in place.

Five of the country's 19 maternity units are not fully compliant with HSE guidelines on easing restrictions for partners.

The HSE's Chief Clinical Officer has asked the units to facilitate a minimum 30 minute a day visit - as well as having the partner present for anomaly scans, full labour and for access to neo-natal units. 

Mullingar and Portlaoise Regional Hospitals are among the 14 maternity units found to be fully compliant with the easing of those restrictions.

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said local issues in the five others are preventing greater access for the partners of pregnant women:

 

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