Tuesday, 13 October 2020
Department of Health
Health Services Reports
Following reports of planned changes to midwifery led maternity service provision at Cavan General Hospital, my Department requested a full report from the National Women & Infants Health Programme. The report was expected to be completed by the end of September. My Department has written to the Programme requesting an update on the status of the report.
Once the full report is received, my Department will work with the National Women & Infants Health Programme to ensure that any additional supports which are required to secure the future of community midwifery services in Cavan, will be put in place. This will ensure that the choice of the Supported Carepathway remains available to women attending Cavan General Hospital for maternity services and that maternity services will continue to develop in line with the National Maternity Strategy.