Press Release HIQA Findings

PRESS RELEASE: Overview Report of HIQA’s Monitoring against the National Standards for Safer Better Maternity Services

***Download PDF*** PRESS RELEASE 001/2020 14th February 2020 Overview Report of HIQA’s Monitoring against the National Standards for Safer Better Maternity Services, with a focus on Obstetric Emergencies published on 12th February 2020 Patricia Hughes, Chairperson of the Midwives Association of Ireland (MAI) states that “The Supported Model of Care, with midwives leading and delivering … Read morePRESS RELEASE: Overview Report of HIQA’s Monitoring against the National Standards for Safer Better Maternity Services

MAI Submission to NMBI Consultation on the Draft Standards & Requirements for Education Programmes for Nurses & Midwives with Prescriptive Authority

DOWNLOAD PDF MAI Submission to NMBI Consultation on the 2019 NMBI Draft Standards & Requirements for Education Programmes for Nurses & Midwives with Prescriptive Authority The document mentions the ‘discipline’ of midwifery. Midwifery is not a discipline or branch of Nursing, rather it is a ‘profession’ separate to nursing as confirmed by the Nurses and … Read moreMAI Submission to NMBI Consultation on the Draft Standards & Requirements for Education Programmes for Nurses & Midwives with Prescriptive Authority

MAI Review of National Clinical Guideline for Intrapartum Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring

MAI Review of National Clinical Guideline for Intrapartum Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring

Date: 10th October 2019 MAI Review of National Clinical Guideline for Intrapartum Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring DOWNLOAD PDF Overview The Midwives Association of Ireland (MAI) have been contacted by members since mid to late August 2019 with concerns relating to the HSE Guideline for Intrapartum Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring. The MAI has serious and considered … Read moreMAI Review of National Clinical Guideline for Intrapartum Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring

MAI Statement: Recruitment of Newly Qualified Midwives

MAI Statement: Recruitment of Newly Qualified Midwives

PRESS RELEASE 002/2019 Date: 26th August 2019 Recruitment of Newly Qualified Midwives The Midwives Association of Ireland (MAI) wish to support the position of the INMO and to register concern in respect of recruitment of newly qualified Midwives and the potential impact of that on the safety of Mothers and Babies in our 19 maternity … Read moreMAI Statement: Recruitment of Newly Qualified Midwives

NMBI Submission

MAI response to call for submissions by the NMBI in respect of Section 40 of the Nurses and Midwife Act which covers indemnity insurance

DOWNLOAD PDF Introduction:The Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI), which is the Irish regulatory body, has recently been requested by the Health Service Executive (HSE) to make rules on statutory Clinical Indemnity Insurance (CII) for its registrants. Section 40 (1) of the Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (the Act) states that “No person shall, … Read moreMAI response to call for submissions by the NMBI in respect of Section 40 of the Nurses and Midwife Act which covers indemnity insurance

MAI Response to Laura Kennedy’s Irish Times Article Critiquing the Natural Childbirth Movement

The following letter to the editor was in response to Laura Kennedy’s article critiquing the natural childbirth movement was published in the Irish Times on Monday. Click here to download a PDF copy. The Midwifery Association of Ireland’s response to Laura Kennedy article critiquing the Natural Childbirth Movement The Midwifery Association of Ireland (MAI) would … Read moreMAI Response to Laura Kennedy’s Irish Times Article Critiquing the Natural Childbirth Movement

“I will keep trying” – A Midwife Responds

This blog post regarding the theme around the maternity services on RTE Liveline this week was sent to the MAI from a Midwife who wishes to remain anonymous. We suspect many midwives around the country are feeling similarly listening to the radio this week. I am in such pain following the Liveline coverage of women’s’ … Read more“I will keep trying” – A Midwife Responds

MAI Position Statement on Liveline Calls

MAI Response to Liveline Discussion of Maternity Services

Midwives Association of Ireland Position Statement A response to the calls to the RTE Liveline program over the last week (April 2019) by women and their families in respect of their experiences of the maternity services in Ireland. The Midwives Association of Ireland (MAI) welcome the important conversation that has arisen as a result of … Read moreMAI Response to Liveline Discussion of Maternity Services