Consultation on the development of a National Maternity Strategy

On 27 January 2016 Republic of Ireland’s Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, launched Ireland’s first National Maternity Strategy – Creating a Better Future Together – which is a roadmap for the improvement of services over the next ten years. 

The Strategy

- Aims to improve safety & quality in general and standardise care across all units 

- Recommends a Health & Wellbeing approach to give babies the best start and improve women’s health 

- Aims Ensure that a woman’s choice is facilitated to the greatest extent possible 

- Aims to improve staffing levels and facilities in maternity units and in the community 

The Institute of Public Health prepared the consultation document on the development of the strategy.

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