Ireland approves Euro15 million plan to re-equip hospital:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Ireland has given the go-ahead to a major extension and refurbishment programme at Coombe Women's Hospital in Dublin. The programme, with a provisional budget of E15.11 million ($13.65 million), involves re-equipping the existing intensive care unit, a new theatre suite for caesarean sections, a new foetal monitoring unit and an ultrasound suite, among other extension and renovation work. The hospital has seen a 10% increase in the number of births over the last four years. In July 2001 it assumed responsibility for maternity services at a clinic in Naas, with around 400 births a year.