Thursday, 28 March 2019

Questions (128)

Clare Daly


128. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Health when the building work will commence on the first of the alongside birthing centres, which were a core recommendation for the supported care pathway of the national maternity strategy in view of the fact that there are only two midwife-led centres in the 19 maternity units. [14617/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Ireland's first Alongside Birth Unit, since the launch of Strategy, was opened in University Maternity Hospital Limerick in June last year. The rollout of the Supported Care Pathway is bringing increased choice to the women of this country and will make a real difference to how women and families experience maternity services here.