More Special Funds

Funds Set Up for Specific Purposes

Families in Crisis

Families in Crisis

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”

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Tentacles for Tinies

An outstanding success, the ‘OctoProject’ first began in Denmark in 2013 and the Rotunda Hospital are proud to be the first NICU in Ireland to officially introduce this Programme. The tentacles of the crocheted Octopus resemble the umbilical cord and reminds our premature babies of their time in the womb.  It prevents the babies from … Continue reading “Tentacles for Tinies”

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Beads of Courage

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”

Bereavement Services

Bereavement Services

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”

Education and training hospital staff

Training & Education

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”

Ann McHugh with her research funded by the Rotunda Foundation

Research and Innovation

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”