Funds raised by Friends of the Coombe support three main areas in the hospital.
Mothers and Babies:
The hospital delivered over 8,000 babies in 2008. It is a national referral centre for pregnant women who have complex pregnancies. The hospital ensures that all mothers have the best care available, to maintain its position at the forefront of obstetric care this hospital must continually invest in new technology.The paediatric service at the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital is one of our greatest strengths. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit seeks to acquire the latest technology and equipment for the care of sick babies, particularly those infants who are very small and premature.
The Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital plays a leading role in gynaecological care in Ireland. Funds raised by the Friends of the Coombe play an important part in supporting gynaecological services, both diagnostic and therapeutic gynaecological surgery.
The Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital is currently a global leader in a wide range of areas in women and infant’s health research. To advance this success and set new challenges and goals, the hospital must continue to seek to answer important questions directly related to improving the health of women and infants.Our Research Laboratory focuses on a wide range of areas including cervical and breast cancer as well as paediatric diseases such as cystic fibrosis. Investing in the relevant technology will allow the laboratory to concentrate on the prevention of disease through better understanding.