Maternity wards and mid-wives – an appeal for information.

Are you a mid-wife or other maternity staff working in an Irish hospital and have any serious concerns about staffing levels or quality of patient care?

Please call Whistleblowers Ireland on 087 919 9113 or email contact @

You do not have to give your name and we do not need to know your number but we would like to hear from you if you have details of any specific incident that has happened in the maternity ward of your hospital over the past few weeks/months and you think the issue is serious enough for press attention and you feel you have nobody else to turn to.

If you have details of an incident, please be as specific as possible – including when (date/time) did the incident happen, why did it happen (not enough staff, unqualified staff), and what was done about it (was it reported, investigated and dealt with).