In December 2013, the HSE released statistics to AIMS Ireland on our 19 public maternity units under the Freedom of Information Act, which included information on Caesarean section deliveries, instrumental deliveries, non-instrumental deliveries, the percentage of episiotomies performed, perineal lacerations and breastfeeding rates on discharge from hospital.
This is the first time this information has ever been provided publicly on a unit-by-unit basis for all 19 units. This information is hugely important for women who are using Irish maternity services so that they can make informed decisions when choosing where to have their babies.
You can review the data for your local maternity units here:
We have presented this data in infographics to make it easy to read and share. You can download and share them here: