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

AIMS Ireland welcomes HIQA Savita report and recommendations: Condemning Irish Maternity Services as being outdated, patently unsafe and a geographic lottery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

Irish Inquests – Jo Murphy-Lawless looks at the inquest into Savita Halappanavar’s death and its aftermath

The full inquest on the death of Savita Halappanavar opened on 8 April 2013 and concluded on 17 April, with the jury returning a unanimous verdict of medical misadventure. The jury also endorsed nine recommendations for fundamental change…. Read More