EOGHAN MCDERMOTT ‘The fact the Church could still be dictating the medical welfare of Irish citizens in 2017 is frightful’

The Irish Sun

by Eoghan McDermott
28th April 2017

DR Peter Boylan resigned from the National Maternity Hospital board yesterday and issued a stinging parting shot that perfectly summarises this most Irish of situations.

He said: “I can’t remain a member of a board which is so blind to the consequences of its decision to transfer sole ownership of the hospital to the religious Sisters of Charity and is so deaf to the concerns of the public which it serves.”

In his resignation letter he offered more detail as to why this move would be an utter disaster and fail the very people it is intended to serve.

He wrote: “Hospitals on land owned by the Catholic Church are obliged to follow Catholic teaching and canon law on medical practices and procedures.

“The proposed hospital will be built on land owned by the religious Sisters of Charity, the hospital will be owned outright by the religious Sisters of Charity.

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