Report of the Committee reviewing Maternity and Related Services in the North Eastern Health Board.
|dc.contributor.author||Comhairle na n-Ospideal|
|dc.identifier.citation||Comhairle na n-Ospideal. 2003. Report of the Committee reviewing Maternity and Related Services in the North Eastern Health Board. Dublin: Comhairle na n-Ospideal.||en|
|dc.description||Maternity service provision encompasses an array of services and health care professionals to provide appropriate treatment for both mother and baby, including, inter alia, general practice, obstetric and gynaecological care, midwifery, nursing, paediatric and neonatal care and anaesthetic services, together with the range of required support facilities. Maternity services should support the mother, her baby and her family, with a view to·their short-term safety but also their long-term well being. The care surrounding pregnancy and childbirth ought to take place in a safe, high quality and patient-centred environment. Arising out of correspondence received from various bodies including the North Eastern Health Board, in early 2001, regarding maternity services at Monaghan and Dundalk hospitals, Comhairle no nOspideal, at its meeting on 28th February 2001, established a committee to review maternity and related services in the North Eastern Health Board area. In pursuance of its task, the committee gathered as much detailed information as possible concerning maternity services in the North Eastern Health Board area. Simultaneously, the committee examined different models of service delivery, consulted with the relevant professional bodies and representatives of the health board and undertook a literature review. In accordance with the statutory functions of Comhairle no nOspideal, the committee focussed an consultant staffing and related matters. However, in the context of the background to the request for the establishment of the committee and the Condon and Kinder Reports, the committee has made specific observations and recommendations on the full spectrum of maternity and related services, including the potential for midwife-led units, in the North Eastern Health Board area.||en|
|dc.publisher||Comhairle na n-Ospideal.||en|
|dc.title||Report of the Committee reviewing Maternity and Related Services in the North Eastern Health Board.||en|