ACCORDING to a damning internal report seen by The Evil Gerald, Dublin's maternity hospitals are being clogged up by large numbers of women - some of whom are pregnant.
women, many of whom are in advanced stages of pregnancy, are taking up
Eastern Health Board hospitals at an alarming rate, and having large numbers
of babies in Holles Street, the Coombe and the Rotunda maternity hospitals
as well as taking up beds in many of Dublin's other hospitals.
report blames the trend on large numbers of women becoming pregnant simply
in order to have a baby and therefore secure expensive families for themselves
and their spouses.
women are depriving hospital authorities of valuable space for essential
drink-related accident and emergency cases. A&E wards are known to
be under severe pressure and struggling to cope with the large numbers
of stomach pumpings and treatment of head kickings. This is a direct result
of these new mothers who insist on getting themselves pregnant and, if
they are working, often taking paid maternity leave to do so.
This madness must end. The Evil Gerald calls on An nGhovairnmáint na hÉireann to move immediately to introduce new legislation, at the earliest possible opportunity, to stop these baby machines from using the system for their own benefit.