Cavan-based nurse to feature on RTÉ programme about world’s longest-running maternity hospital

The Rotunda returns to RTÉ tonight and will feature Cavan-based nurse Sam Kelly.

The programme gives a behind-the-scenes look into the Rotunda, which is the world’s longest-running maternity hospital.

Over one million people have been born in the hospital and some 24 new babies are added to that number every day.

Kelly faced a long stint in the Rotunda due to complications arising from her pregnancy.

During a check-up, Kelly discovered she was pregnant with twins.

However, the twins shared a placenta, a rarity that affects just 1% of twins.

As a result, Kelly became an inpatient at the Rotunda from the 26-week mark of her pregnancy and had to undergo twice-daily checks to monitor the well-being of her twins.

Kelly spoke to The Joe Finnegan Show about her stay in the Rotunda: