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The National Maternity Hospital at Elm Park DAC

The relocation of the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) from Holles Street, Dublin 2 to St Vincent’s Elm Park campus was approved by government on Tuesday, 17th May, 2022.

The National Maternity Hospital at Elm Park DAC (NMH at Elm Park) is a special purpose company which will run the new national maternity hospital, under a licensing agreement from the HSE.

The main objective of the NMH at Elm Park DAC is to provide a range of health services by the establishment of a new maternity, obstetrics, gynaecology and neonatal hospital and to conduct and maintain the facilities in compliance with national and international best practice guidelines on medical ethics, and the laws of Ireland.

Designed to 21st century healthcare standards, NMH at Elm Park DAC will provide world class maternity healthcare facilities and it will also be the national centre for neo-natal care.

Facilities in the custom-built dedicated maternity hospital will include single en-suite rooms for all inpatients. There will be 24 modern delivery rooms, 31 gynaecology beds and 50 individual room neonatal intensive care cots.  The new neonatal intensive care unit has been designed to allow parents room with their sick and premature babies.

Maternity and neonatal care is among the branches of medicine of highest risk. Co-locating the NMH with St Vincent’s University Hospital will provide the best care to women and babies, especially to those who require speedy and effective treatment in cases of emergency.  It will give patients immediate access to a wide range of sophisticated medical, surgical and diagnostic facilities and to over 250 specialist clinicians on site as required.

The new NMH at Elm Park DAC will be a subsidiary of the St Vincent’s Healthcare Group. The hospital will be run by its management team which will be overseen by its own board, NMH DAC.