Ciara Doherty’s husband Richard Stearn has praised hospital staff for their hard work following the birth of their child.
Ireland AM host Ciara gave birth to their first child, a little baby girl, on Monday and both mum and baby are said to be doing very well.
“My baby daughter was born yesterday at the National Maternity Hospital,” Richard revealed.
“Staff here are but I couldn’t get over how many jobs they did from cleaning, councilling. There was one nurse dedicated to our ante ward with others conditions here are so tough for staff.”
Richard continued by supporting the nurses and midwives as the second strike for better conditions took place this week.
“Nurses and midwives care [about] striking because they care above all about the care of their patients. We are losing all our nurses and midwives overseas because of conditions here and because they can not afford to live, rent or settle here.
One nurse told me “I won’t benefit financially if we win this strike – but if it means I work with more nurses in the ward to help me here then it’s less of a strain & better for patients. The shift was 13 hours straight,” he revealed.
Richard, who also works at Virgin Media described the staff as ‘amazing’ and said that they ‘deserve better’.
“Every nurse and midwife I spoke to feared they won’t win. They know they’re up against it. They deserve better. So do their patients. My daughter spent her first day listening to the protests and loud chants of the amazing women who helped bring her into the world. I can’t think of a better example of sisterhood and solidarity than that. I hope she grows up to be like them.”