Maternity Patient Safety Statements

These monthly statements are used to inform local hospital and hospital group management in carrying out their role in safety and quality improvement.  The objective in publishing these statements is to provide public assurance that maternity services at CUMH are delivered in an environment that promotes open disclosure. It is intended that reporting in an honest and open way helps build trust and improves clinical performance and the culture of safety.

The Maternity Patient Safety Statement contains information on 17 metrics covering a range of clinical activities, major obstetric events, modes of delivery and clinical incidents. 

The statements are also part of the recommendations of the reports:

· HSE Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise Perinatal Deaths, Report to the Minister for Health from Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, 24 February 2014; and

· HIQA Report of the Investigation into the Safety, Quality and Standards of Services Provided by the HSE to patients in the Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, 8 May 2015

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