DONEGAL KNITTERS SOUGHT FOR COMMEMORATION OF WOMEN WHO DIED IN MATERNITY SERVICES

first_imgDonegal knitters are being sought to participate in a project commemorating women who’ve died under the care of maternity services at hospitals throughout the island of Ireland.They include eight women deemed to have suffered death through medical misadventure since 2006 while under maternity service care: Jennifer Crean, Evelyn Flanagan, Savita Halappanavar, Nora Hyland, Dhara Kivlehan, Tania McCabe, Bimbo Onanuga, and Sally Rowlette.Also commemorated will be women who’ve lost their lives in maternity services but who were either not accorded an inquest or whose inquest returned an open verdict. “At some point our services broke down irretrievably and what should have been avoidable maternity death became unavoidable,” said Jo Murphy-Lawless of Trinity College Dublin’s School of Nursing and Midwifery, an organiser of the event.The knitted commemorative wall hanging will include 9 x 30cm. squares for each of the women named above as well as a border made of elephants, “those natural midwives that form a circle around the labouring cow to protect and support her,” Ms. Murphy-Lawless said.Anyone who wishes to help with any aspect of this project is asked to contact Jo Murphy-Lawless at [email protected] or Julika Hudson at [email protected] KNITTERS SOUGHT FOR COMMEMORATION OF WOMEN WHO DIED IN MATERNITY SERVICES was last modified: March 26th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more