Breaking News: To celebrate the International day of the Midwife AIMS Ireland release survey results on women’s views of choices in maternity care from #WMTY2014

AIMSI celebrates the International Day of the Midwife by releasing the results of the Choices in Maternity Care Models and Maternity Care Providers. Results show that women in Ireland call for the Midwife! 55% of respondents said they… Read More

Women in Ireland call for the midwife. #WMTY2014

Press release from the Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services: Women in Ireland call for the midwife. MAY 5th 2015 For immediate release 5th May 2015 Contact Krysia Lynch 0877543751 Email: Chair@aimsireland.com www.aismireland.ie On May 5th to celebrate… Read More

Breaking News: AIMS Ireland press release on survey results from nearly 3,000 women on issue of Satisfaction in Maternity Care #WMTY2014

Press release from the Association of Improvements in the Maternity Services Ireland (AIMS Ireland) For release on 14th April 2015 AIMS Ireland consumer survey shows core issues for Portlaoise and Portuncula are widespread Contact Krysia Lynch on 0877543751… Read More

HSE RESPONSE TO HIQA REPORT ON PORTLAOISE HOSPITAL

PRESS STATEMENT FROM THE ASSOCIATION FOR IMPROVEMENTS IN THE MATERNITY SERVICES IRELAND (AIMSI) – HSE RESPONSE TO HIQA REPORT ON PORTLAOISE HOSPITAL MARCH 24TH 2015 For immediate release 24th March 2015 Press statement from The Association for Improvements… Read More

AIMS Ireland AGM – March 14th

Please join us at our 2015 AIMS Ireland AGM  14th March, 11:30am – 4pm at Outhouse, Capel Street, Dublin 1. Exclusive first look at next tranche of What Matters to You 2014 survey results Krysia Lynch Co Chair AIMSI “What… Read More

AIMS Ireland Statement: Midwife Philomena Canning Reinstated

Feb 27, 2015: AIMS Ireland Statement regarding Philomena Canning being reinstated to practice by HSE Once again, AIMSI would like to highlight the stark inconsistencies with which the HSE will shut down an independent midwife’s practice with ‘no… Read More

Breaking News: AIMS Ireland release survey result from nearly 3,000 women on issue of Consent in Maternity Care #WMTY2014

Monday, February 2, 2015: The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services Ireland (AIMS Ireland) today released the first wave of statistics from their “What Matters to You?” 2014 (WMTY) survey highlighting statistics for consent in pregnancy, during… Read More

Ireland’s Maternal Death Rate – Depends on who you are asking.

From the AIMS Ireland blog, Ireland: No Country For Pregnant Women: http://nocountryforpregnantwomen.blogspot.ie/2015/01/irelands-maternal-death-rate-depends-on.html In Today’s Irish Times, John Fitzgerald shares a piece on CSO statistics for Ireland called, ‘Vital Statistics’ sheds light on inequalities in life expectancy”. The articles… Read More

A Year in Review of Irish Maternity Services – 2014 AIMS Ireland

AIMS Ireland look back over 2014 with this short video. Thank you to everyone who marched with us, shared our information, and supported us over the year.  We would especially like to thank our members and those who… Read More

AIMS Ireland statement on the removal of somatic support to a woman with an unviable foetus of 18 weeks gestation

AIMS Ireland welcomes the High Court Judgement of the 26th December 2014 that somatic support be switched off for a woman who was declared clinically dead on December 3rd 2014. Our sympathies go out to her family and… Read More