‘Picking Up the Threads: Remaking the Fabric of Care Maternal Deaths Remembered’ showing at Tipperary Excel Gallery

‘Picking Up the Threads: Remaking the Fabric of Care Maternal Deaths Remembered’ showing at Tipperary Excel Gallery

Come see the multimedia exhibition commemorating the lives of women who have died in our maternity services.

Includes Documentary Screening: ‘Picking Up the Threads’ which tells the stories of the women’s families and the legislative campaign for change.

A dynamic group of local community activists from the Tipperary area have invited The Elephant Collective to bring the multimedia exhibition, Picking up the Threads: Remaking the Fabric of Care to the Excel Arts and Cultural Centre, Tipperary town.  They are working together to raise awareness of maternal deaths and the urgent need for legislative change to secure mandatory inquests for all maternal deaths.

Between 2008 and 2014, there were inquests for eight women who died in our maternity services, all of which ended in verdicts of death by medical misadventure. This multimedia exhibition commemorates the lives of these eight women. It also honours the women who died and whose names we do not know and who are recorded only as statistics in annual clinical reports from our maternity units and hospitals.

An inquest is not automatically granted when there is a maternal death. The Elephant Collective believes that this must be changed and so they are actively campaigning for mandatory automatic inquests into all maternal deaths to be drawn up in a separate piece of legislation soon to be introduced to the Dáil, in the Coroners (Amendment) Bill 2017.

Exhibition Runs:  2-8 February, 2018