Breaking News The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services, AIMSIreland call for compulsory inquests following any maternal death in Ireland

The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services, AIMSIreland call for compulsory inquests following any maternal death in Ireland Contact Krysia Lynch 0877543751 Email: chair@aimsireland.com www.aimsireland.ie AIMSIreland were saddened and shocked to hear of a maternal death at… Read More

Breaking News: AIMS Ireland welcomes the public consultation on HIQA’s draft standards for safer maternity care.

Press release from AIMS Ireland March 21st 2016 For immediate release Contact 087 7543751 email chair@aimsireland.ie AIMS Ireland welcomes the Draft Standards for Safer Maternity Care launched by HIQA today and urges all service users and those interested in… Read More

Breaking news: AIMSI response to the release today of the first Irish Maternity Indicator System (IMIS) National Report for 2014

Press release from AIMS Ireland March 16th 2016 For immediate release Contact 087 7543751 email chair@aimsireland.ie Aims Ireland welcomes the release of a maternity indicator system for Ireland. The System was created as a response to many expert reports… 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

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

Inquest into unnecessary death of Dhara Kivlehan must call all relevant witnesses for justice to be served

(Thursday 17 July 2014) The Association for the Improvement in the Maternity Services (AIMS) Ireland fully supports Dhara Kivlehan’s widower, Michael Kivlehan, in his criticisms of the Irish inquest into his wife’s death. AIMS Ireland pointed out that… Read More

Did you know: Home birth is as safe as hospital birth?

I’ll just say that again in case you didn’t read the title properly or you thought it was a misprint! Home birth is as safe as hospital birth. In fact some studies have shown home birth to actually… 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