Midwifery in Ireland: Opening the dialogue for a unified voice

Facilitated by Patricia Hughes, the Midwives Association of Ireland presents an opportunity for midwives and student midwives to discuss their profession; its future direction, how to foster a unified voice on key issues, and the provision of evidence-based maternity services in Ireland.

Join us for this intimate morning with colleagues and future colleagues. Tickets are free, but limited. Please cancel your booking if you cannot attend so as to free up space for someone who can. Event is for registered NMBI midwives and student midwives only.

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About Patricia Hughes

Patricia has worked at senior management level in the health service for over 11 years (2005- 2016) having worked as a Director of Midwifery & Nursing in two of the country’s largest maternity & neonatal teaching hospitals. As such, she has gleaned extensive management & clinical experience. A proponent of continuous quality improvement and change, Patricia has led & supported some of the most innovative changes in maternity / midwifery & nursing practice in Ireland.

She has been responsible for the implementation and monitoring of standards re; quality of practice; undergraduate and post graduate training programmes leading to registration with the NMBI; annual budget control for over 400 staff (€22m); risk assessment / mitigation; complaints review; recruitment and retention. She has participated at national level on Steering Groups and Inquiries. Prior to that she gained extensive clinical experience in Ireland, UK and New Zealand. She worked in the DOH (UK) 1992-1993 on the establishment of the first Confidential Enquiry into Stillbirths & Deaths in Infancy (CESDI) which continues to date, now under the umbrella of CEMACH. Patricia is now using her experience to provide a consultancy service to healthcare providers who are seeking to address/deal with specific issues within the healthcare environment.

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