AIMS Ireland Statement: Resignation of Noel Daly

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AIMS Ireland (AIMSI) welcome today’s resignation of Mr. Noel Daly. It was clear that was a conflict of interest around the appointment of his company Health Partnership to review maternity services in the West/Northwest region. It was very… Read More

How and Where your baby is born – Who gets to decide?

Today, a landmark case will be heard in the Four Courts in Dublin. Aja Teehan vs HSE is a High Court challenge against the HSE and the Department of Health seeking judicial review of the refusal to grant… Read More

International Day of Action for Women’s Health – Closing the gaps in maternity care in Ireland

“The freedom in a country can be measured by the freedom of birth.” ~ Agnes Gereb May 28th is International Day of Action for Women’s Health. These are our demands to the Irish Government on maternity and human… Read More

Have YOU had a baby in Ireland in the last 5 years? Tell us about your experience of maternity services

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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