TIED UP IN CONTROVERSY St Vincent’s Hospital’s ‘refusal’ to carry out sterilisation procedures on women sparks outrage

Irish Sun

By Michael Doyle
30th April 2017

DOCTORS and maternity groups have blasted St Vincent’s Hospital ‘refusal’ to carry out sterilisation procedures on women.

A letter to GPs claimed the hospital didn’t carry out tubal ligations — but that the same medical experts could carry out such ops in the National Maternity Hospital.

Leading oncologist Professor John Crown described the situation at the Catholic Sisters of Charity-owned Dublin hospital yesterday as “sectarianism”.

He said: “I have first-hand seen some evidence of sectarianism in the way the institution does its business — there is simply no escaping that.”

He told Ivan Yates on Newstalk radio: “This very week; GPs have been ­contacting me showing me letters they’d received saying; ‘No we do not do tubal-ligations in St Vincent’s, we’ll take them someplace else’.”

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