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Read an overview of our inspections in Ireland’s 19 maternity units and hospitals. While our inspectors found good practice in how maternity services detect and respond to obstetric emergencies, it also identified opportunities for improvement to ensure that maternity services remain safe and effective into the future. HIQA has made eight recommendations to the HSE to improve Ireland’s maternity services, including the development of a comprehensive plan to fully implement both the National Standards for Safer Better Maternity Services and the National Maternity Strategy.