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

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

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