Parents also need support. The Rotunda Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is the first in Ireland to introduce the ‘Beads of Courage’ programme. First launched in the United States in 2005, the aim of Initiative is to support parents and involve them in their babies journey in order to enhance positive coping strategies and demonstrate … Continue reading “Beads of Courage”
The right technology in the right place. The NICU and all hospital departments need dedicated specialist equipment to provide professional care your loved ones have a right to expect. With current equipment needs in excess of €1,000,000 your donations to this fund will help to purchase the vital instrumentation needed.
The Medical Social Work Department of the Rotunda frequently encounters patients who require immediate assistance due to crisis circumstances. The team provides a comprehensive social work service to patients, their partners and their families. It operates from the rationale that addressing problems in a timely manner can prevent their escalation and can serve to minimise … Continue reading “Families in Crisis”
A Rotunda Initiative. The Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) was established in 1985, and was the first dedicated unit of its kind in Europe. It has gained international recognition as a centre of excellence, based on the extensive expertise that the unit holds in the medical and forensic treatment of those who have been subject … Continue reading “Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU)”
Aidan & Donnachas Wings is an initiative of the Rotunda Hospital made possible through the generosity and compassion of parents Ellie Curran and Shane Ó Foghlú who’s two sons Aidan and Donnacha were born alive at 23 weeks in the Autumn of 2015. They looked so perfect but came into this world too early. To … Continue reading “Aidan and Donnacha’s Wings”
The Rotunda realises the importance of helping and supporting parents around the time their baby dies. When this happens, a team of staff is available to help patients and their families through this difficult time in their lives. The bereavement support team consists of the bereavement midwife, the chaplain and the bereavement social worker. Donations … Continue reading “Bereavement Services”
Maintaining Excellence. As a Teaching Hospital ongoing training and education improves the ability of the Rotunda and it’s satellite hospital teams to recognise and manage patients in crisis and to respond to obstetric emergencies professionally. Right now the Training college urgently need a new Training Mannequin Simulator to facilitate state-of-the-art multidisciplinary training in a controlled … Continue reading “Training & Education”
The Rotunda Foundation is committed to supporting vital research and researchers through the Hospital’s Clinical Innovation Unit. The Rotunda believes that the provision of the best possible outcomes for mothers and babies requires continuous practice improvement. Research helps to identify new and improved treatment options for the future. The Hospital’s participation in research projects … Continue reading “Research and Innovation”