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Cork University Maternity Hospital opened March 31st

This was taken a few days after Adam was born and while an election campaign was in full swing. Outside Cork University Hospital a proud poster announced that Cork University Maternity Hospital opened on March 31st. I can’t remember if it did, or was it a week later, but some smart arse added “Despite the best efforts of the HSE” above the main message. An obvious reference to the bullying tactics employed to get midwifes to work in the new an under-staffed hospital.

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/100s

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Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

8 replies on “Cork University Maternity Hospital opened March 31st”

i am looking for my brother who was giving up for adoption in 1985 by my mother i am 1 6 yrs old the only clue i had to him was the erinsville hospital any idea what i should do now sense its closed down

Hi Jennifer,
Well many people were born in the maternity hospital in erinville. Do you have a date of birth or a name? Where do you live or where does he live? Can you give me information that may help to help you?

I was born in Erinville Hospital back in 1937 on the sixth of december. Could you tell me where I could get a baptismal certficate. Thanks a lot for your cooperation
Patrick Lefevre

i gave birth to my first child adam in st.finbars hospital in 2001 which was a lovely experience and in september 2007 i gave birth to my 2nd child in cumh i was a bit wary as the hospital wasnt open very long they were fantastic and with great support from the midwifes and doctors jessica weighing 12lbs 12oz was born by section safe and sound. I am due my 3rd child in august a bit nervous but fingers xd the size wont be bigger than my 2nd. just wanted to say thanx to the staff and i hope all will go smooth with my 3rd delivery.

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