Development of hospital maternity services: a discussion document

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/250431
Title:
Development of hospital maternity services: a discussion document
Authors:
Comhairle na nOspidéal
Publisher:
Comhairle na n'Ospideal
Issue Date:
27-Oct-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/250431
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Development of Hospital Maternity Services -a discussion document Introduction The objectives of health care in relation to maternity services may be summarised as:- monitoring and maintaining the health of the mother during pregnancy . through regular ante-natal care, ensuring safe delivery under skilled supervision, ensuring that, through skilful attention, the infant is given the best chance of optimal health and normal development. This report is intended as a contribution to getting general agreement on how best to attain these objectives so that the Comhairle can perform its task of structuring consultant posts with maximum efficiency and to give maximum satisfaction. The report starts from the assumption that the present pattern of services is not necessarily the best for the future. Ireland has a changing population structure; there have been considerable advances in medical knowledge and practice sinc.e the present pattern of services evolved; and, recently, the announcement by the Government of its plan for fewer and larger general hospitals and their location has considerable implications for maternity services. The report is divided into five sections-Section 1 deals with the changing structure of our population and gives some basic data on maternal and infant mortality; Section 2 argues the case for every expectant mother having ready access to care at a consultant-staffed obstetric/neonatal unit; Section 3 makes proposals for obstetric services in Dublin; Section 4 with obstetric services in cities other than Dublin; and Section 5 with obstetric services outside the large population centres.
Keywords:
MATERNITY SERVICES; HEALTH CARE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorComhairle na nOspidéalen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-27T11:21:36Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-27T11:21:36Z-
dc.date.issued2012-10-27-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/250431-
dc.descriptionDevelopment of Hospital Maternity Services -a discussion document Introduction The objectives of health care in relation to maternity services may be summarised as:- monitoring and maintaining the health of the mother during pregnancy . through regular ante-natal care, ensuring safe delivery under skilled supervision, ensuring that, through skilful attention, the infant is given the best chance of optimal health and normal development. This report is intended as a contribution to getting general agreement on how best to attain these objectives so that the Comhairle can perform its task of structuring consultant posts with maximum efficiency and to give maximum satisfaction. The report starts from the assumption that the present pattern of services is not necessarily the best for the future. Ireland has a changing population structure; there have been considerable advances in medical knowledge and practice sinc.e the present pattern of services evolved; and, recently, the announcement by the Government of its plan for fewer and larger general hospitals and their location has considerable implications for maternity services. The report is divided into five sections-Section 1 deals with the changing structure of our population and gives some basic data on maternal and infant mortality; Section 2 argues the case for every expectant mother having ready access to care at a consultant-staffed obstetric/neonatal unit; Section 3 makes proposals for obstetric services in Dublin; Section 4 with obstetric services in cities other than Dublin; and Section 5 with obstetric services outside the large population centres.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherComhairle na n'Ospidealen_GB
dc.subjectMATERNITY SERVICESen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH CAREen_GB
dc.titleDevelopment of hospital maternity services: a discussion documenten_GB
dc.typeReporten
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