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The Rotunda Hospital. (2019) Rotunda Hospital annual report 2018. Dublin: The Rotunda Hospital.

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P.47 The Infectious Diseases Service, also known as the DOVE (Danger of Viral Exposure) Service looks after the specific needs of pregnant women who have or are at risk of blood and sexually transmitted bacterial and viral infections. This exposure may occur through drug use, unprotected sex, or any contact with infected blood or body fluid.

P.48 Drug Liaison Midwife (DLM) Service During 2018, 106 women were referred to the DLM service, including 39 women who had a history of opiate addiction and were engaged in a Methadone Maintenance Programme. There were 16 babies who required admission to the neonatal intensive care unit for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).....

P.104 Child Protection- In 2018, the medical social work team was involved in 187 child protection cases. This was an increase of 39 from the previous year.


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