National Maternity Strategy for Ireland – Implementation

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In January 2016 the National Maternity Strategy for Ireland 2016 – 2026 “Creating a better future together”,was launched by the then Minister of Health Leo Varadkar. The strategy promised far reaching changes for our maternity services, and not… 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

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

Midwife-Led Birth is Safe Birth

Midwife led care - AIMS Ireland

Midwife-Led Birth is Safe Birth. At Home, Hospital or Freestanding. Safe for women and babies. Better outcomes for women and babies Cost effective for health services. Read the latest evidence:… NICE recommendations re home births in England and… Read More

Breaking News: Maternity Group calls for review into Maternity Services as Budget 2015 continues to ignore Patient Safety and appropriate care options: Appropriate Maternity Care could save Exchequer 18.6 million per annum.

Maternity Group calls for review into Maternity Services as Budget 2015 continues to ignore Patient Safety and appropriate care options. Appropriate Maternity Care could save Exchequer 18.6 million per annum. The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services… Read More

Whatsupmum: HSE initiative

Whatsupmum “Whatsupmum” is an interactive initiative developed by Healthcare Help Ltd for the HSE using apps and videos providing free advice to pregnant women and their families. Describing itself as “Your complete guide to pregnancy, birth, and parenthood”,… Read More

International Day of Action for Women’s Health – Closing the gaps in maternity care in Ireland

“The freedom in a country can be measured by the freedom of birth.” ~ Agnes Gereb May 28th is International Day of Action for Women’s Health. These are our demands to the Irish Government on maternity and human… Read More

AIMS Ireland’s Professional Counselling, support, and complaints resource list

Sometimes, following the birth of a baby, women may need help to work through how they are feeling. They may be feeling anxious, over-whelmed, depressed, or perhaps they are trying to work through a difficult, scary, or traumatic birthing experience. There are many… Read More

Requesting Your Birth Notes, Making a Complaint, Requesting a Review, Legal Support

The following information has been put together for women who have contacted AIMS Ireland regarding accessing personal records (birth notes), making a complaint, or a query in regards to their maternity experience. Part 1 – Accessing your Personal… Read More