Centre of Midwifery Education (CME)

Centre of Midwifery Education (CME)

The Centre of Midwifery Education (CME) facilitates midwifery, neonatology, gynaecology, and other related Continuous Professional Development (CPD) educational programmes for midwives and nurses working within Cork University Maternity Hospital and Cork Community Health Organization.

Philosophy of the Centre of Midwifery Education 

"To promote and support lifelong learning and evidence-based midwifery and gynaecological practice in conjunction with personal and professional development, through the sharing of knowledge and experience so that midwives improve the care they provide to women and their babies."


The Centre of Midwifery Education is located on the 5th Floor at Cork University Maternity Hospital.

Tel 021-4920724 Ext. 20724.

Department Staff 

Ms Mary O’Connor, Director, MSc, PG Dip Nursing Education, Hdip PHN, BSc Nursing Studies, Diploma in Leadership, Certificate in Nurse Prescribing, Diploma in Antenatal Education, RNT, RPHN, RM, RGN, IBCLC.

Ms Áine Blake, Specialist Coordinator Midwifery, MSc Health Informatics, GradCert Health Professions Education, BSc, RNT, RNP, RM, RGN.,

Ms Fionnuala Hunt, Specialist Coordinator, Midwifery, MSc (Research), PG Dip Nursing Education, BSc Nursing Studies, RMT, RM, RGN.

Ms Annette Keating, Midwife Tutor; M Phil, MSc, PGD Ed, Dip Mid, RNT, RM, RGN.

Ms Imelda Fitzgerald, Midwife Tutor; MSc Midwifery (Taught), Postgrad Diploma Clinical Health Science Education (CHSE), BSc Midwifery, Postgrad Certificate Applied Leadership and Clinical Development, RMT, RM .

Ms Breda Hayes, NRP Clinical Skills Facilitator & Coordinator , MSc, GradCert Health Professions Education, BSc, RMT, RM, RGN. 

Ms Claire Delaney, CME Administrator

Ms Rebecca Buckley, CME administrator


Programmes Provided:

The educational programmes provided by the Centre of Midwifery Education are accredited with Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).

One of the programmes is accredited with University College Cork (UCC)

All programmes are in accordance with a training needs analysis and in conjunction with national programmes designed by the Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director (OMNSD)

All continuing education programmes for Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH) facilitated in the Centre of Midwifery Education (CME) can be accessed via HseLand.