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Rotunda Maternity Hospital Retains Restrictions

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It cites low vaccination rates among pregnant women as a factor.

The Rotunda Maternity Hospital says a low vaccine uptake among pregnant women is partly the reason for maintaining restrictions around partner visits.

In a recent survey of inpatients, the hospital found that 60 percent of patients and their partners are not fully vaccinated.

In a statement, the hospital highlighted that the building is 275 years old and say maintaining a 1 metre physical distance is not possible.

Former Master of Holles Street national maternity hospital Peter Boylan says he can understand the hospital's position.

Campaigner Linda Kelly from Better Maternity Care says creative solutions are needed

Master of the Rotunda, Professor Fergal Malone, says visiting restrictions would be lifted straight away if more were vaccinated

Sue Murphy is 30 weeks pregnant and attends the Rotunda.

She says the restrictions aren't fair


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