AIMS Ireland publishes PQs submitted to Minister of Health on 12th May 2021

In response to the continuing maternity restrictions, (despite a fully vaccinated health service and the opening up of every other aspect of society), AIMS Ireland submitted a series of PQs on May 12th to the Minister of Health… Read More

MATERNITY USERS SHOCKED AT GROSS MISINTERPRETATION OF THE PRESENCE OF PARTNERS FOR THE FULL DURATION OF LABOUR BY “COMPLIANT” MATERNITY UNITS

Press Release from AIMS Ireland – Maternity Care Restrictions   The Minister of Health announced yesterday that 14 of the country’s maternity units were fully compliant with the national guidance and five were not. One of the key criteria… Read More

AIMS Ireland Seeks clarity on Health Minister’s request for compliance from Ireland’s 19 maternity units

AIMS Ireland welcomes the news that the Minister of Health has requested an immediate assurance from all 19 maternity units, that partners of pregnant people will be facilitated to accompany them for a 20 week anomaly scan. This is a… Read More

Nationwide protest against maternity restrictions in Ireland 

The Association for Improvements in Maternity Services Ireland (AIMS Ireland) will be staging a series of small in-person actions tomorrow, Tuesday, May 11th. In Letterkenny, The NMH, The Coombe and Our Lady of Lourdes. Protesters will gather, socially… Read More

AIMS Ireland call to action to end Maternity Care Restrictions

For the last 14 months AIMS Ireland have been requesting that maternity care restrictions which separate a labouring person from their support partner cease. There has never been any transparent publicly available risk assessment to prove that separating… Read More

End the maternity restrictions

AIMS Ireland have campaigned for evidenced based risk assessments to justify maternity care restrictions since they were first introduced in March 2020. We have been inundated with requests from maternity service users to advocate for the removal of… Read More

AIMS Ireland Discussion Forum on Maternity Care in Covid19 and AGM 2021

The Association for the Improvements in the Maternity Services Ireland are delighted to announce their 2021 AGM and an Open Forum on Sunday 28th March to discuss the effects that imposed restrictions associated with Covid 19 are having… Read More

Birthing women in Mulingar Regional Hospital only “allowed” partner support for the last 30 minutes of labour.

AIMS Ireland urges the IEHG to reconsider compromising the safety of mothers and babies during labour and birth by limiting the presence and support of a trusted birth partner at MRH

AIMS Ireland receives response from HSE on ban of birth partners in Regional Hospital Mulingar

** COVID 19 – HOSPITAL POLICIES Update** We received this response from the Department of Health and the Office of the National Women & Infants Health Programme at 13.09 today April 1st, 2020 “With regard to partners being… Read More