We conduct surveys

Eligible participants periodically take part in our inpatient & maternity surveys.

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A joint initiative from HIQA, the HSE and the Department of Health

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We publish results

Our findings are shared, ensuring the public's voice is heard and utilised.

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We support improvement

We help care providers understand what can be improved, and track their progress.


New survey to be conducted in 2020

This survey will ask new mothers about the maternity care they received during pregnancy, labour and birth, and care after the birth of their baby.

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New results to be published in November 2019

The results of the National Inpatient Experience Survey are currently being analysed and will be out shortly.

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New mothers will be invited to take part in the National Maternity Experience Survey

21 October 2019

Women aged 16 years or older who give birth in October 2019 (and November in smaller maternity units and for homebirths) will be invited to participate and tell us about their maternity experience. All responses will be used to...

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