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 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

AIMS Ireland welcomes HIQA Savita report and recommendations: Condemning Irish Maternity Services as being outdated, patently unsafe and a geographic lottery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

AIMS Ireland response to the ‘home versus hospital birth’ debate

(Tuesday, 17 September 2013) AIMS Ireland today expressed their continued support of women making informed decisions on where and how they give birth in Ireland. In recent weeks, the media have given the topic of ‘home versus hospital… Read More

AIMS Ireland response to court decision on costs in relation to Aja Teehan vs HSE

(Friday, 6 September 2013) AIMS Ireland today welcomed the decision of Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley to not award costs against Aja Teehan in her High Court case for individual assessment by the HSE in her care pathway for… Read More

AIMS Ireland launches new information campaign to help women using maternity services in Ireland

AIMS Ireland launches new information campaign to help women using maternity services in Ireland 42 weeks of events and activities to take place around the country (Sunday 9 June 2013) Irish voluntary organisation, AIMS Ireland, today launched an innovative… Read More

AIMS Ireland makes submission to the Oireachtas Committee hearing on the draft Heads of Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013

In May 2013, AIMS Ireland made a submission to the public hearings by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children on the heads of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013. Read the full submission here: AIMS… Read More

No Country for Pregnant Women – Mother A v Waterford Regional Hospital

(Tuesday, 12 March 2013) This past weekend, as the nation celebrated International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day, an Irish Maternity Hospital initiated an invasive procedure on a pregnant woman against her will. ‘Mother A’ was denied patient autonomy… Read More