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#Care

# care - Thursday 14 April, 2022

'Some people suffer in silence': Roll-out of new service for headache and migraine patients
# Headache
# Headache

'Some people suffer in silence': Roll-out of new service for headache and migraine patients

Apr 14th 2022, 6:00 AM 17,898 Views 5 Comments

The new care pathway will be rolled out across ten sites nationally.

# care - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

New research to examine lives of children in care and adults who were in care as children
# Government
# Government

New research to examine lives of children in care and adults who were in care as children

Jan 26th 2022, 6:05 AM 5,669 Views 5 Comments

The Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman said the project will provide “new and important insights”.

# care - Friday 11 June, 2021

Over half of family carers report a decline in mental health during pandemic
# Dementia
# Dementia

Over half of family carers report a decline in mental health during pandemic

Jun 11th 2021, 11:57 AM 5,516 Views 7 Comments

The new research published by the Alzheimer Society of Ireland say that it found family carers to be at “breaking point”.

# care - Friday 21 May, 2021

HSE hack: A sensitive Tusla database dealing with child protection cases can't be accessed
# Care
# Care

HSE hack: A sensitive Tusla database dealing with child protection cases can't be accessed

Updated May 21st 2021, 8:00 PM 32,704 Views 28 Comments

The Tusla database holds information on current and previous child care cases.

# care - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Nursing home complaints: Allegations of sexual assault and unexplained injuries
# Allegations
# Allegations

Nursing home complaints: Allegations of sexual assault and unexplained injuries

Aug 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 47,790 Views 23 Comments

The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

# care - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

So far this year, 32 children have had to stay in adult mental health units and it's going to continue to happen
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

So far this year, 32 children have had to stay in adult mental health units and it's going to continue to happen

Jul 17th 2019, 6:00 AM 7,028 Views 9 Comments

HSE said placing children in adult units will ‘continue to be necessary’.

# care - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Ireland has third highest weekly hours of 'unpaid work' across EU
# Report
# Report

Ireland has third highest weekly hours of 'unpaid work' across EU

Jul 9th 2019, 1:16 PM 19,585 Views 38 Comments

A new report found Irish adults spend an average of 16 hours per week caring and 14.5 hours on housework.

# care - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Just 2% of safeguarding concerns reported to HSE come from people experiencing alleged abuse
# Safeguarding
# Safeguarding

Just 2% of safeguarding concerns reported to HSE come from people experiencing alleged abuse

Feb 3rd 2019, 5:32 PM 6,936 Views 9 Comments

The bulk of reports of abuse come from either staff members at facilities of family members.

# care - Saturday 5 January, 2019

Nursing home complaints: Allegations of poor hygiene standards and staffing issues
# HIQA
# HIQA

Nursing home complaints: Allegations of poor hygiene standards and staffing issues

Jan 5th 2019, 4:00 PM 21,643 Views 23 Comments

The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

# care - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Nurses are the victims in 70% of assaults in Irish hospitals
# At Risk
# At Risk

Nurses are the victims in 70% of assaults in Irish hospitals

Dec 15th 2018, 7:13 PM 10,082 Views 30 Comments

Figures from the HSE show how frequently nursing staff are assaulted.

# care - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Children went 'missing' from Tusla care home more than 100 times in twelve-month period
# Hiqa Report
# Hiqa Report

Children went 'missing' from Tusla care home more than 100 times in twelve-month period

Oct 11th 2018, 2:56 PM 11,212 Views 4 Comments

The findings were made as part of an unannounced inspection by HIQA in July.

# care - Friday 7 September, 2018

High Court rules detention of woman with dementia whose son threatened to kill her is lawful
# Courts
# Courts

High Court rules detention of woman with dementia whose son threatened to kill her is lawful

Sep 7th 2018, 7:03 PM 19,199 Views 0 Comments

The court previously heard that the woman’s son had been secretly recorded threatening and verbally abusing her.

# care - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Nursing home complaints: Staff member accused of 'physically and emotionally' abusing resident
# HIQA
# HIQA

Nursing home complaints: Staff member accused of 'physically and emotionally' abusing resident

Jul 29th 2018, 12:05 AM 26,087 Views 40 Comments

The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

# care - Saturday 14 July, 2018

‘I was homeless and in a shelter at 15’: Care leavers being forced into homelessness
# Lack Of Support
# Lack Of Support

‘I was homeless and in a shelter at 15’: Care leavers being forced into homelessness

Jul 14th 2018, 12:05 AM 16,552 Views 49 Comments

Limited supports for children coming through care is forcing young people out onto the streets and into a growing homeless crisis.

# care - Monday 2 July, 2018

HSE launches investigation into south Dublin disability service after mistreatment allegations
# Disability Care
# Disability Care

HSE launches investigation into south Dublin disability service after mistreatment allegations

Jul 2nd 2018, 12:05 AM 21,609 Views 21 Comments

The mother had had a number of meetings with HSE management before it decided to investigate the matter.

# care - Thursday 7 June, 2018

'Serious concerns' over private treatment centre for people with anorexia
# Lois Bridges
# Lois Bridges

'Serious concerns' over private treatment centre for people with anorexia

Jun 7th 2018, 5:18 PM 20,696 Views 0 Comments

There was little evidence during inspections that the current medical, nursing, or healthcare assistant staff had eating disorder training.

# care - Saturday 17 February, 2018

'It's absolutely like minding a child': Nora Owen on caring for her husband with dementia
# Care
# Care

'It's absolutely like minding a child': Nora Owen on caring for her husband with dementia

Feb 17th 2018, 12:50 PM 33,406 Views 44 Comments

Owen spoke to Marian Finucane this morning about the progression of her husband’s condition.

# care - Monday 15 January, 2018

Child with Down Syndrome and severe autism who was abandoned at birth was 'not receiving sufficient HSE and Tusla support'
# Molly's Case
# Molly's Case

Child with Down Syndrome and severe autism who was abandoned at birth was 'not receiving sufficient HSE and Tusla support'

Jan 15th 2018, 6:01 AM 15,258 Views 16 Comments

Tusla has committed to undertaking a “systemic review” of supports.

# care - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Nursing home staff member accused of 'squeezing resident's face and using abusive language'
# HIQA
# HIQA

Nursing home staff member accused of 'squeezing resident's face and using abusive language'

Dec 30th 2017, 12:05 AM 35,133 Views 52 Comments

The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

# care - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Almost half of older people depressed in months before death, according to study
# End Of Life
# End Of Life

Almost half of older people depressed in months before death, according to study

Dec 12th 2017, 6:00 AM 12,973 Views 28 Comments

The end of life study also found that nearly half (46%) of participants died in a hospital.

# care - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Report into death of teen finds impact of separating her from younger sibling was not understood
# State Care
# State Care

Report into death of teen finds impact of separating her from younger sibling was not understood

Aug 8th 2017, 10:23 PM 20,902 Views 27 Comments

‘Clare’ was in foster care when she took her own life.

# care - Friday 4 August, 2017

Kerry nursing home told its system for residents' cash is 'not secure'
# Kerry
# Kerry

Kerry nursing home told its system for residents' cash is 'not secure'

Aug 4th 2017, 6:00 AM 8,790 Views 3 Comments

An inspection in April this year also found some staff had not received training in medication management and infection control.

# care - Saturday 22 July, 2017

Nearly 1,500 children were taken into emergency care over four years
# Children
# Children

Nearly 1,500 children were taken into emergency care over four years

Jul 22nd 2017, 6:20 AM 5,391 Views 2 Comments

An emergency care order is made through the Courts service when there is a real and immediate risk to the child’s safety.

# care - Friday 7 July, 2017

'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death'
# Common Ground
# Common Ground

'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death'

Jul 7th 2017, 6:05 AM 26,151 Views 4 Comments

The Irish Hospice Foundation has said investing in bereavement services and end-of-life care will benefit society as a whole.

# care - Thursday 6 July, 2017

'They simply can't afford it': Older people being priced out of nursing homes
# Fair Deal
# Fair Deal

'They simply can't afford it': Older people being priced out of nursing homes

Jul 6th 2017, 6:00 AM 19,947 Views 13 Comments

Age Action has said some nursing homes are charging “extortionate costs”.

# care - Monday 26 June, 2017

Elderly couple married for 63 years separated as one is rejected for nursing home care
# Fair Deal
# Fair Deal

Elderly couple married for 63 years separated as one is rejected for nursing home care

Jun 26th 2017, 4:31 PM 48,294 Views 110 Comments

Michael Devereaux (90) broke down in tears as he explained the ‘nightmare’ situation.

# care - Friday 16 June, 2017

"This is a difficult case": Placement found for teenager left 'lying in hospital' for weeks
# Finding A Solution
# Finding A Solution

"This is a difficult case": Placement found for teenager left 'lying in hospital' for weeks

Jun 16th 2017, 6:00 PM 12,042 Views 0 Comments

The case had been brought before the High Court by the teenager’s guardian ad litem.

Plight of teenager left 'lying in hospital' for weeks brought to High Court
# Nowhere To Go
# Nowhere To Go

Plight of teenager left 'lying in hospital' for weeks brought to High Court

Jun 16th 2017, 12:05 AM 24,651 Views 0 Comments

There is no suitable placement for the teenager, who has a history of self harm.

# care - Saturday 10 June, 2017

'They're extremely loyal. Even though they've grown up with neglect they just want to go home'
# Children In Care
# Children In Care

'They're extremely loyal. Even though they've grown up with neglect they just want to go home'

Jun 10th 2017, 6:30 AM 14,834 Views 5 Comments

Guardians ad litem are appointed by the courts to give children a voice, but that task is by no means an easy one.

# care - Saturday 27 May, 2017

'I was afraid of my father. I thought it was normal to be afraid of adults'
# Foster Care
# Foster Care

'I was afraid of my father. I thought it was normal to be afraid of adults'

May 27th 2017, 12:05 AM 35,137 Views 19 Comments

A new report from NUI Galway highlights the experiences of children in foster care in Ireland.

# care - Sunday 21 May, 2017

'Behind each of these numbers is a child that needs help': The business of fostering in Ireland
# Vulnerable Children
# Vulnerable Children

'Behind each of these numbers is a child that needs help': The business of fostering in Ireland

May 21st 2017, 10:00 PM 18,686 Views 23 Comments

The State spends over €100 million on foster care each year but Tusla’s role in providing this care is under sharp scrutiny.

Over half of 16 and 17-year-olds in State care have no aftercare worker
# State Care
# State Care

Over half of 16 and 17-year-olds in State care have no aftercare worker

May 21st 2017, 7:30 AM 5,990 Views 4 Comments

An aftercare worker is assigned to teenagers in State care as they approach the age of 18.

# care - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Suicide, overdose, sudden infant death: Children who died while in contact with social services
# Social Services
# Social Services

Suicide, overdose, sudden infant death: Children who died while in contact with social services

May 11th 2017, 10:40 AM 7,676 Views 9 Comments

The National Review Panel released five case studies of vulnerable children who died.

# care - Monday 24 April, 2017

'I remember throwing myself on top of the coffin saying no, you can’t take her because I can’t do this again'
# Portiuncula Hospital
# Portiuncula Hospital

'I remember throwing myself on top of the coffin saying no, you can’t take her because I can’t do this again'

Apr 24th 2017, 11:40 PM 23,115 Views 11 Comments

RTÉ Investigates reports on problems in care at Portiuncula Hospital.

# care - Sunday 2 April, 2017

The challenges of integrating migrant children in Ireland's care
# Tusla
# Tusla

The challenges of integrating migrant children in Ireland's care

Apr 2nd 2017, 8:15 AM 8,585 Views 16 Comments

There are many challenges around mental health and cultural identity in particular.

# care - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Teen who spoke about scoliosis pain on the Late Late Show will finally get her surgery today
# Megan Halvey-ryan
# Megan Halvey-ryan

Teen who spoke about scoliosis pain on the Late Late Show will finally get her surgery today

Mar 23rd 2017, 6:01 AM 3,727 Views 2 Comments

Megan Halvey-Ryan’s surgery has been delayed several times before.

# care - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Child taken into care after her mother was found passed out on New Year's Eve
# Family Court
# Family Court

Child taken into care after her mother was found passed out on New Year's Eve

Jan 4th 2017, 6:15 AM 31,461 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí were called to the hotel where the girl and her mother were staying.

# care - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

'If we had simply accepted that ageist foster parents rule, it would still be with us'
# Foster Care
# Foster Care

'If we had simply accepted that ageist foster parents rule, it would still be with us'

Dec 28th 2016, 6:20 AM 16,364 Views 9 Comments

In May, TheJournal.ie exclusively reported about the case where grandparents were told they were too old to be the foster carers of their grandchild.

# care - Saturday 19 November, 2016

'They drive you nuts and make you laugh' - Irish foster carers share their stories
# Children In Care
# Children In Care

'They drive you nuts and make you laugh' - Irish foster carers share their stories

Nov 19th 2016, 8:30 PM 15,170 Views 6 Comments

The child and family agency is currently running a campaign looking for a home for one particular child.

# care - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Children do better when minded by relatives and childminders rather than full-time parents, says ESRI
# Childcare
# Childcare

Children do better when minded by relatives and childminders rather than full-time parents, says ESRI

Nov 2nd 2016, 6:01 AM 24,903 Views 37 Comments

The study looked at 9,000 children under the age of 5 in Ireland.

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