Maternity Services

With the passing of this motion on 3rd May 2017, we saw a major victory for women’s health in this state.
“Crucially, we received a commitment that the new National Maternity Hospital would be built, would remain entirely in public ownership and would have legally guaranteed independence from non-medical influence.
Our comprehensive motion also contained a wealth of proposals for improvements to our maternity services including universal access to foetal anomaly screening, the full implementation of the National Maternity Strategy and a commitment to work with nursing and medical unions in the recruitment and retention of medical staff so that all maternity hospitals meet the Birthrate plus standard for midwifery staffing, as well as international standards for consultant obstetricians and gynaecologists.