The RTE new series called ‘The Rotunda’ has hit our screens! Looking behind the scenes of one the world’s oldest Maternity Hospitals! Will it be on your watch list?
What’s it all about and why will you tune in?
Well, if you are an absolute fan of ‘One born every minute’..this might be right up your street. Looking at the inside workings of one of our Irish Maternity Hospitals, the Rotunda, will be exciting for expectant Mums and experienced Mums alike. But, why are we all so intrigued by the ins and outs of Maternity hospitals? After all…it has the potential to be one of the most stressful and traumatic working environments. BUT….it is also one of the most rewarding work environments. Full of emotion, family, love, and new life. You will be brought to tears and smiles all at the same time!
What has RTE got to say about the new show?
“The Rotunda, is a place of extreme highs and devastating lows. Agony and ecstasy, all happening second to second. Come behind closed doors with parents and staff as they meet in the most intimate of ways, experiencing moments that will change their lives and be remembered and retold for generations to come.
Over the course of 2018, Scratch Films and RTÉ followed the comings and goings of The Rotunda hospital in Dublin, 24 hours a day for a total of 21 days. It’s one of the most active maternity hospitals in all of Europe and the resulting series encapsulates a multitude of emotions that are part and parcel of the everyday life of this Irish institution. From the screams of childbirth and the resulting highs of a new born baby, to the devastating lows when a baby doesn’t make it out of the womb or ends up in NICU with a team fighting to save its life.
Throughout, however, it is the humanity of the staff that shines through as we meet couples and learn about their own story together and share with them their personal experiences of bringing new life into the world.”
What time do you need to tune at??
The new series will be airing on Thursday evenings on RTE 2 at 930pm. Here at the BabyDoc, we will definitely be tuning in! Will you??