MATERNITY BEREAVEMENT

The National Maternity Bereavement Experience Survey

The National Maternity Bereavement Experience Survey is the first national survey asking women and their partners about the maternity bereavement care they received in an Irish hospital.

The survey is now open to women and their partners who experienced:

  • a second trimester miscarriage,For the purpose of this survey, second trimester miscarriage refers to the death of a baby between 14 -24 weeks of pregnancy.
  • the stillbirth of a babyA baby born after 24 weeks of pregnancy or greater than or equal to 500grams, showing no signs of life. or
  • early neonatal death of a babyA baby born alive but who dies within the first seven days of life.

and received care in an Irish maternity unit or hospital between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2021.

Please tell us about your experience to help us improve the standard and quality of maternity bereavement care in Ireland.

Take the survey

Sign up here to be notified when the results are available.

Welcome to yourexperience.ie

yourexperience.ie is the home of the National Care Experience Programme, a joint initiative from the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA), the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the Department of Health. We ask people about their experiences of care in order to improve the quality of health and social care services in Ireland. For more information, please click here.

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INPATIENT

The National Inpatient Experience Survey

The National Inpatient Experience Survey — Ireland’s annual survey of patients’ experiences of healthcare — is now closed

The results for the 2022 survey will be published later this year. If you would like to be notified when the results are available, please sign up here. 

The results of the 2021 National Inpatient Experience Survey are available to view here.

NURSING HOMES

The National Nursing Home Experience Survey

The National Nursing Home Experience Survey, the first national survey asking nursing home residents and their family members about their experiences of nursing home care in Ireland, is now closed.

For more information, please click here.

The results will be published later this year. If you would like to be notified when the results are available, please sign up here.

New Podcast Launched – Let’s Talk Care Experience

‘Let’s Talk Care Experience’ is the podcast that discusses all aspects of people’s experiences using Ireland’s health and social care services.

In each episode, we speak to inspiring people who help shape health and social care in Ireland, discussing their lived experiences as well as gaining their insights and knowledge into how to drive improvement within services.

Listen now

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The Survey Hub is now live

The hub contains a suite of resources to help you to develop your own surveys, including e-learning modules, presentations and guidance. It also contains information on research projects that utilise data from the National Care Experience Programme surveys. To go to the Survey Hub, please click on the link below.

Go to Survey Hub

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News

Episode 5: Maternity Bereavement Experience – the importance of listening to experiences of maternity bereavement care

28 September 2022

Listen now  In this episode, our host Tracy O’Carroll is joined by Mairie Cregan, Co-founder of Féileacáin, the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland and Anna Maria Verling, Clinical Midwife Specialist...

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