Sad end for a special hospital that has delivered so much joy
IT was with great sadness that I learnt that Mount Carmel Hospital in Dublin is now insolvent. The hospital, which has been besieged by problems, will soon close its doors and more than 300 staff will lose their jobs.
My three children were born in Mount Carmel and I have only fond memories of my time there. The staff was professional and caring and I owe a deep debt of gratitude to the nurses, midwives and especially to my obstetrician, Gerry Rafferty, for the safe delivery of my children.
But Mount Carmel is much more than a maternity hospital. It offers surgical procedures in orthopaedics, ophthalmology, general surgery and urology to name a few.