The RCSI Hospital Group says both consultant led and midwifery units at Cavan General Hospital continue to be fully operational.
This follows on-going speculation and concerns over the status of Midwifery Led Unit at the Hospital, after news surfaced that both units could be merged.
However, in a statement issued to Senator Robbie Gallagher, they say they continue to work closely with the consultant Obstetricians and Midwives in Cavan & Monaghan and are working to strengthen the clinical governance framework of this service.
The group also highlights that they are committed to implementing the National Maternity Strategy 2016-2020’.
Senator Gallagher told Shannonside Northern Sound that this statement, for now, should alleviate some of the concerns.
However, he also emphasised the need to 'stay alert' when it comes to this issue and ensure that services are not downgraded for the people of Cavan and Monaghan.
This is a full copy of the full statement from the RCSI Hospital Group, to Senator Robbie Gallagher :
''The RCSI Hospital Group has been requested to reply directly to you in the context of the above Representation, which you submitted for response. Having examined the matter, the following outlines the position.
Maternity Services in Cavan & Monaghan Hospitals includes both consultant led and midwifery led care pathways. The Midwifery Led Unit (MLU) continues to be fully operational.
RCSI Hospital Group continues to work closely with the consultant Obstetricians and Midwives in Cavan & Monaghan in regards to strengthening the clinical governance framework of this service.
The RCSI Hospital Group and Cavan and Monaghan Hospital continues to be committed to implementing the National Maternity Strategy 2016-2020.''