Friday 28 November 2014

Homeless mum-to-be (24) found unconscious on O'Connell Bridge

Outrage: Woman found on city's main street

Fiona Gribben

Published 21/06/2014 | 14:51

The woman was found on O'Connell Bridge  Picture: Caroline Quinn
The woman was found on O'Connell Bridge

A pregnant homeless woman was hospitalised after she was found unresponsive on O'Connell Bridge.

The young woman - who is believed to be about four months pregnant - was in a stable condition last night after she was rescued by volunteers who work with a homeless agency.

Director of the Inner City Homeless organisation Anthony Flynn was on the bridge yesterday morning when they found teh expectant mother.

He said: "She was very weak, we were able to rouse her a little but she was struggling to breathe.

"Thankfully we were able to put her in the recovery position on time and organised  medical assistance immediately."

She was tended to at the scene and rushed to a city hospital where she remained in a stable condition last night.

A total of 154 people slept on the streets across the city on Thursday as the homeless epidemic reached crisis point.

Mr Flynn said that this illustration of homelessness highlights the epidemic  currently experienced by outreach services in the capital.

The charity worker contacted the hospital yesterday and was told that woman's condition was stable. "She was responsive but will be kept in hospital for further observation," he said.

Evening Herald

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