Our Nurses and Midwives are angry

Our Nurses and Midwives are angry – Nurses and midwives are to be balloted for industrial action over a number of issues, including the failure to recruit more staff. According to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), it has made this decision following a review of the outcome of … Continue reading

Who will govern our mothers and babies?

  Who will govern our mothers and babies? For the last few weeks a row has been brewing over the governance of the new Maternity Hospital moving from an old and not suitable for purpose anymore facility in Dublin’s Holles street,to a new state of the art building on the … Continue reading

Where are all our Midwives gone?

A major survey of staffing levels in Ireland’s maternity hospitals has identified a ‘critical shortage’ of midwives. According to the findings from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), no maternity hospital or unit in the country has the internationally recommended midwife-to-birth ratio of 1:29.5 births. The ratio currently varies … Continue reading

Our Midwives do us proud

According to the Medical Independent, a major study has found that midwifery-led care is as safe as consultant-led care but uses less intervention in pregnancy and childbirth. The study, commissioned by the HSE and conducted by the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, involved 1,653 women having babies in … Continue reading