Updates

August 2017

National Women and Infants Health Programme

Following on from our successful meeting with the Department of Health, we have now secured a meeting with the National Women and Infants Health Programme, to see how they can help us to fulfill our aims in Eibhlín's memory. 

August 2017

Neonatal Herpes

We have our first meeting with the Department of Health with the aim of making Neonatal HSV a notifiable disease.

*Update

This meeting went very well and the team in the Health Protection Unit have commenced the first steps in aiming to make Neonatal HSV notifiable. 

July 2017 Update

Baby Mariana

Sadly another little baby girl Mariana from Iowa grew her angel wings after her battle with the herpes virus. 

We would like to take this opportunity to offer our condolences to her parents at this sad time, although Eibhlín & Mariana cannot be present in our lives, we hope they will have joy in heaven together. 💖

With this tragic news going worldwide, it was heartwarming to realise that Eibhlín was remembered, the Independent asked us if we would like to use this opportunity to continue raising awareness in Eibhlín's memory - 

NMH 2017 Update

The National Maternity Hospital have now included a link to Eibhlín's website on their website

We are delighted with the continued support of The National Maternity Hospital, they have recently included a link to Eibhlín's website under the Infection Control area of their website

http://www.nmh.ie/about-us/infection-control.194.html

NMH December Update

Achievements updated in 2016
  • The dangers of neonatal herpes is now been brought to the Antenatal Classes

 

  • The hospital have amended their Vistor Information Page, -

"Nominated visitors with recent or current illnesses (such as flu, vomiting bug or cold sore) should stay at home if they are an infection risk."

http://www.nmh.ie/about-us/visitor-information.344.html

NMH November Update

Achievements updated by Eibhlín's Birthday

We can confirm that Eibhlín's website has now been added the NMH Herpes Leaflet

http://www.nmh.ie/about-us/infection-control.194.html

An infection awareness poster has now been displayed around the hospital called "Infection Prevention & Control - Leaflets for YOU". This encourages patients to check out the above link for further information, and leaflets on various infections.

Eibhlín's First Birthday

NMH - GP Study Day - Saturday 19th of November 2016

We would like to thank Dr. Rhona Mahony Master of the NMH, for giving us the opportunity to speak to 150 GP's about Eibhlín's Little Story & Neonatal Herpes. These GP's can help us to continue raise awareness

Thank You

Huge thanks for all your support from all around the world

Since launching little Eibhlín's website on Wednesday we have been inundated with emails, expressing - condolences, thanks for sharing her story, offers of supports and other parents stories. We appreciate every kind word, gesture and offer. In the coming weeks we will acknowledge and address your emails. 

Upcoming Interviews

TV & Radio Interviews

We will be sharing Eibhlín's story this week -

Monday 15th of August -

TV3 IrelandAM - 8:15 am

https://www.facebook.com/tv3IrelandAM/?fref=nf

Mid West Radio - 10:10 am

Tipp FM - 11:30 am

Tuesday 16th of August - 

Highland Radio - Time - TBC

RTE Radio

We will be sharing Eibhlín's story with Keelin Shanley on Today with Sean O'Rourke, on Wednesday 10th of August
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