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Ireland 'Triple-lock system' to stop nuns running hospital

12:52  21 april  2017
12:52  21 april  2017 Source:

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I have heard that nuns will be gifted the hospital . Also speaking on Today with Sean O’Rourke, the current Master of National Maternity Hospital Dr Rhona Mahony said that there is a “ triple lock ” which guarantees the independence of the new hospital .

Ten of the 25 largest nonprofit hospital systems in the country are Catholic, and Catholic hospitals care for 1 in 6 patients. In 2010, Peter Sartain, a prominent bishop recently enlisted by the church to crack down on nuns deemed too liberal, was appointed to the Seattle diocese.

Dr Rhona Mahony. Photo: Arthur Carron © Provided by Irish Independent Dr Rhona Mahony. Photo: Arthur Carron A "triple-lock" is in place to guarantee the autonomy and clinical independence of the new national maternity hospital, Dr Rhona Mahony, the hospital's master, has insisted.

She was speaking amid growing disquiet about giving ownership of the new €300m hospital - to be built on the grounds of the St Vincent's Hospital campus - to the Sisters of Charity.

The outcome of a planning application which was lodged with An Bord Pleanála earlier this year is not expected until the summer. The latest broadside came from former Holles Street master and retired obstetrician Peter Boylan - Dr Mahony's brother-in-law.

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"Damn, I think I just ran over a nun ." Sister Mary burst into the office of the principal of Our Lady of "And then Father John guided his Key to Heaven into my lock ." "Is that a fact," said the old nun even more evenly. The nun stops at a closed door, and tells the man "Please knock on this door."

A lock hospital was an establishment that specialized in treating sexually transmitted diseases. They operated in Britain and its colonies and territories from the 18th century to the 20th. The military had a close association with a number of the hospitals .

Dr Boylan said he was concerned about the future provision of services at the new national maternity hospital, including IVF, abortion and gender realignment "which will be contrary to the nuns' beliefs".

However, Dr Mahony said she was shocked at Dr Boylan's claim that the nuns will run the hospital.

The master, who was key to the agreement worked out between the board of Holles Street and St Vincent's Healthcare Group, said the safeguards include the retention of the master-ship system, an entirely independent board -dedicated to the provision of maternity, gynaecological and neonatal services - and an independent company to run the facility.

Referring to opposition to the nuns' ownership by victims of institution abuse and survivors of Magdalene laundries, she said mixing the issues of redress with clinical need will ultimately cause more suffering for women.

She said it is not true that nuns would run the hospital and insisted current services will continue to be delivered there, including contra-ception and terminations of pregnancy under the law. She was supported by Holles Street chairman Nicky Kearns, who said as a lawyer he is satisfied that the necessary elements to safeguard the independence are "water tight and sound".

"What we don't need is misinformation. We don't need scare-mongering," Dr Mahony told the 'Today with Sean O'Rourke' programme.

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