Petition Calling On Hospitals Not To Ban Partners During Labour

It's after the Midlands Regional Hospital Mullingar imposed the restriction last week

A peition is being launched calling on Irish Health Officials not to ban partners during labour. 

It's after the Midlands Regional Hospital Mullingar imposed the restriction last week - after the measure was taken at a number of other maternity hospitals around the globe. 

Seanad hopeful Ruth Coppinger is raising the issue after she was contact by a concerned pregnant woman.

She believes making women give birth alone during covid-19 is an extreme measure:

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