Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital

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Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital
Health Service Executive
LocationDublin, Ireland
Care systemHSE
Hospital typeMaternity and gynaecology

The Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital (Irish: Ospidéal Ollscoile Ban Naíonán an Chúim ) is a teaching hospital providing a range of medical services to both women and newborn infants founded in 1826[1] by Mrs. Margaret Boyle[2] in Dublin, Ireland.


Mrs. Boyle took over the vacated building of the Meath Hospital in the Coombe in Dublin's Liberties area, after the Meath moved to Heytesbury St. It was renamed the "Coombe Lying-in Hospital" in 1829. It was granted a royal charter in 1867 which allowed it to receive public as well as private funds. In 1967 it moved to new premises nearby in Cork St. and was renamed the Coombe Women's Hospital in 1993. From January 2008 its name has again changed to the "Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital", but it has always been known to Dubliners as simply as "the Coombe".


The Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital is one of the largest providers of women and infant health care in the Republic of Ireland. Over 9,000 mothers give birth in the hospital every year. In addition, over 1,000 infants are admitted to the Paediatric Unit and over 8,000 surgical operations are performed every year.[3] It provides clinical experience to three training colleges, including University College Dublin, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Trinity College, Dublin.[4]


  1. ^ "Coombe - History". Retrieved 2015-04-17.
  2. ^ "Coombe - History". Retrieved 2015-04-17.
  3. ^ "Coombe - Hospital Profile". Retrieved 2015-04-17.
  4. ^ "RCSI Women's Health :: Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology". Retrieved 2012-05-13.

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Coordinates: 53°20′06″N 6°17′21″W / 53.3349°N 6.2891°W / 53.3349; -6.2891