Two mums die at maternity hospital in year
TWO women attending the country's largest maternity hospital suffered a maternal death last year, it emerged yesterday.
The deaths, which occurred at the National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street in Dublin, were indirectly related to their pregnancies.
One woman was suffering from long-term liver disease and the other died from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome, an unexpected death usually due to undetected heart illness.
The deaths were disclosed in the hospital's annual report by the former master, Dr Michael Robson.
He also said that 9,250 women delivered 9,459 babies there in 2011.