Management at Naas General Hospital closed the clinic during the pandemic to facilitate Covid-19 patients.
Kfm understands that the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has confirmed that the Coombe midwifery and consultancy clinic in North Kildare will be restored.
Management at Naas General Hospital closed the clinic during the pandemic to facilitate Covid-19 patients, with the expectation that it would re-open at some point - this has yet to materialise.
Speaking on this morning's Kildare Today programme, Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy said "this decision leaves pregnant women at a complete loss for the full range of essential antenatal care in the county.
It is completely unacceptable that the management of Naas General Hospital allowed facilities previously used for the clinics to become unavailable.
I understand that several locations in the Naas area are being reviewed for use, pending their suitability from a clinical perspective."
However, on the same programme, Bob Quinn, an active member of the Green Party, said that "to ensure the immediate reinstatement of the service in Naas, the owner of Vista Primary Care, Mr Gerry Roche, has very kindly offered to accommodate the Coombe free of charge for 12 months, with light, heating and broadband included."
Kfm understands that this location is being reviewed.