Breaking News: AIMSI s statement on Philomena Canning Case

Breaking News: AIMSI s statement on Philomena Canning Case. Press release from the Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services: Minister Leo Varadkar’s statement re Philomena Canning: The public need to have confidence in HSE investigations September 21st 2015 For immediate release September 21st… Read More

Public Consultation on the Development of a National Maternity Strategy

There is one week remaining to you to fill out this survey on the direction you’d like to see our maternity services taking. Please take this opportunity to make your voices heard, and please share it where you… Read More

AIMS Ireland Statement: Catastrophic failure of services in Portlaoise

AIMS Ireland Statement: Catastrophic failure of services in Portlaoise May 8, 2015 The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services (AIMS) Ireland are saddened though unfortunately not shocked by the contents of the HIQA report on Portlaoise published… Read More

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

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

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