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What Matters to You 2014 - AIMS Ireland

AIMS Ireland launches consumer survey for women Women who have had a baby in Ireland in the last five years are invited to take part in a national survey evaluating women’s experiences and choices of birth. AIMS Ireland,… Read More

New HSE birth statistics show a continuing high level of interventions including C-sections, instrumental deliveries and episiotomies

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First time mothers struggle to avoid an intervention in labour  Figures show a lack of support nationally for mothers planning vaginal birthsafter Caesareans The HSE has released detailed figures of birth statistics from Ireland’s 19 public maternity units for… Read More

Maternity services consumer group welcomes Rotunda’s decision to withdraw from homebirth MOU – HSE Home Birth Service should be fit for purpose

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The Association for Improvements in Maternity Services (AIMS), Ireland today welcomed the decision by the Consultant Body in Rotunda Maternity Hospital to refuse to engage in the sign off process of the HSE Home Birth Service. Under new… Read More

Women speak out in their hundreds about their experiences in the Irish maternity system following Prime Time programme

AIMS Ireland repeats call for an immediate review of maternity services in Ireland and questions delay (Wednesday 5 February 2014) Following the broadcast last week of the Prime Time documentary on the deaths of four babies in Port… Read More

Detailed statistics on Ireland’s 19 public maternity units published for the first time

(Monday, 6 January 2014) The Association of Improvements in Maternity Services, Ireland (AIMS Ireland) has today welcomed the publication by the HSE of detailed statistics from Ireland’s 19 public maternity units. The 2011 data includes information on C-section rates… Read More

AIMS Ireland AGM 2013 minutes – 7th December 2013

The AIMS Ireland 2013 AGM took place on Saturday 7th December in the Teachers’ Club, Parnell Square, Dublin 1. The meeting opened with three fantastic presentations: Kate Harris of 4 Elements Theatre Company presented on the Daughters of… Read More

AIMS Ireland AGM 2013

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When: Saturday, December 7, 2013 Time: 2:30PM Where: Teacher’s Club, Parnell Square, Dublin (across from Rotunda) Speakers  “Daughters of the Revolution, Theatre Workshops” – Kate Harris of 4 Elements Theatre Company AIMS Ireland member, Nuala Hoey is speaking… Read More

AIMS Ireland calls for a HIQA review into the Death of Bimbo Onanuga and the Catalogue of Sytematic Failures in Basic Care

(Monday, 11 November 2013) AIMS Ireland last week welcomed the verdict of medical misadventure in the Coroner’s Court following the inquest into the death of Bimbo Onanuga in the Rotunda in March 2010. Bimbo Onanuga died following a… Read More

Echoes of both Savita and Tania McCabe once again at inquest of Bimbo Onanuga today

 AIMS Ireland calls for accountability and clinical review following verdict of medical misadventure (Tuesday, 5 November 2013) The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services Ireland (AIMS Ireland) today petitioned for accountability, a review into clinical care practices,… Read More

AIMS Ireland welcomes HIQA Savita report and recommendations: Condemning Irish Maternity Services as being outdated, patently unsafe and a geographic lottery

(Wednesday 9 October 2013) The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services Ireland (AIMS Ireland) today welcomed the HIQA report into the safety, quality and standards of care of Savita Halappanavar and called for the HSE to immediately… Read More