You can use your existing Medical Independent, MediLearning or PharmacistCPD account to log in. is Ireland's only investigative medical news website for doctors, healthcare professionals and anyone with an interest in health issues.

Established in 2010, along with its sister publication The Medical Independent, our stated aim is to investigate and analyse the major issues affecting healthcare and the medical profession in Ireland. The Medical Independent has won a number of awards for its investigative journalism, and its stories are frequently picked up by national digital, broadcast and print media. The Medical Independent is published by GreenCross Publishing.

Address: Top Floor, 111 Rathmines Road Lr, Dublin 6

Tel: 353 (01) 441 0024

GreenCross Publishing is owned by Graham Cooke.

The benefits of registering: only registered users:
  • receive the ecCopy two days prior to the printed edition.
  • have automatic access to our free CPD sites.
  • can partake in our online MCQs.
  • can enter our online sports quiz.

Sign up now for ease of access to The Medical Independent, Ireland’s most frequently published medical newspaper, delivering award-winning news and investigative reporting.

Download the new Mindo app for both IOS & Android.

  • Get notified when a story goes live
  • Access Premium Content
  • Read Offline

You are reading 1 of 2 free-access articles allowed for 30 days

Hospitals publish Maternity Patient Safety Statements

By Mindo - 02nd Mar 2016 | 3 views

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.

According to the HSE these particular metrics have been selected on the basis that they are clinically robust, relevant and underpinned by standardised definitions.

“As National Lead I strongly welcome the publication of the first Maternity Safety Statements for all maternity units in the country,” says Professor Michael Turner National Clinical Lead, HSE National Clinical Programme for Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

“I am delighted that Ireland is the world leader in publishing timely safety data which will assist local and national hospital managers in maintaining and improving the quality of care across the country’s maternity services. The publication of this data should also provide welcome reassurance for women using our services.”

Mr Stephen McMahon, the Irish Patients Association also welcomed the publication.

“The publication of the maternity safety statements today is a welcome action and is a significant step forward in assuring patients of the safety and quality of maternity services,” he said.

The Maternity Patient Safety Statements are available here

Leave a Reply

Latest Issue
The Medical Independent – 24 June 2021

You need to be logged in to access this content. Please login or sign up using the links below.

Most Read