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

New Nursing Rules

This week, the Board of An Bord Altranais have discussed new nurses rules to be drafted, to ascertain the accreditation of advance nurse practitioners  and advanced midwife practitioners positions. These new rules will accommodate the registration of individuals in these new sectors of An Bord Altranais’ Register. This will be … Continue reading