• Planning for the delivery of the future – a midwifery workforce planning project

      Carolan, S; National Maternity Hospital, Holles St. (The International Society for Quality in Health Care, 2009)
      The primary objective of this project was to undertake a midwifery workforce planning project in an effort to ascertain the current and projected skill-mix requirements for the postnatal midwifery service of the National Maternity Hospital, Ireland. A further and equally important objective was the accurate identification of midwifery and non-midwifery activity, thus facilitating the implementation of multiple process improvements in the delivery of postnatal care to mothers and infants. The Midwifery service of the National Maternity Hospital embarked on a land-mark project incorporating two approaches for the very first time not only here in Ireland but across the British Isles.