Sinead Thompson

NCMM2 Domino/Homebirth Scheme

National Maternity Hospital

Sinead has worked at the National Maternity Hospital since 2001. She joined the Domino and Homebirth scheme in 2003.

Before that she worked in the North Bristol Healthcare Trust form 1997-2001 and at the London Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital ICU specialising in spinal injuries between 1996-1997.  She trained and worked in Letterkenny General Hospital 1991-1996,

Sinead designed and created the Labour Hopscotch in 2015, in response to increased intervention rates, and to try and encourage Active birthing. We, (the NMH and UCD JRN group) started researching its effectiveness in 2016 after a pilot study released 100% satisfaction rates. The NMPDU funded our research and 809 women were surveyed.

We launched the publication of our results on 17th December.

Sinead will be taking up a new role from 20th January in order to launch the Labour Hopscotch to all 19 Maternity units, nationwide, in conjunction with the National Maternity Strategy.