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# Care

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# Children in Care
Parents agree to allow disabled children stay in care
The judge said that the parents had the capacity to love their boys, but not the capacity to bring them up.
# Children in Care
Five children taken into care after abuse allegations
The judge said that the children “lived in a bad place with bad people”.
# Children in Care
Court rules home extension be built so 'inseparable' siblings in care could stay together
The case is outlined in the lastest volume of the Child Care Law Reporting Project.
# homeless ireland
Homeless teens: 'Coming out of care, they don't know how to clean, how to wash'
Cork Foyer looks after young people aged 18 – 25.
# homeless ireland
These experts say giving someone a home isn't a 'solution' to homelessness
We speak to people working in Cork Simon and Sophia Housing, and find out the issue is much more complex than it might appear.
# family courts series
A Week in the Family Court: 'There needs to be intervention before we reach crisis point' spent a week observing cases in the Family Court. Here’s what the people working in child protection think needs to be done.
# Missing
113 children in State care went missing in the first six months of 2014
All of the children were returned to their families.
# Childcare
There were 6,500 children in care at the end of May
The majority were in foster care.
# type 1
Parents say full time consultant needed at Limerick hospital for children with diabetes
The locum full time consultant post at the University Hospital Limerick is being replaced with a half time position.
# Stillbirth
Urgent need for bereavement training for chaplains in maternity hospitals
The UCC report states the care provided to families following the death of a baby influences their grief journey and plays a key part in their overall recovery.
Opinion: We have made no preparations for our ageing population
Ireland’s population is growing older and living longer – and the reality is we are not prepared for the fallout.
# Children in Care
Teen who died 'allowed remain too long' in home where drug use was the norm
Nicholas was just 17 when he died due to misuse of drugs.
# end of life care
'It is the right of every person to die in comfort and dignity'
The Health and Children Committee launched a report on end-of-life care based on submissions from stakeholders, experts and the public.
# call to action
We're worth €4 billion and we want action on water charges & respite payments --- Carers
Carers provide services worth the equivalent of one third of the annual cost of the HSE, they say. Here’s what they want to happen in this October’s Budget…
# Protest
Psychiatric patient assaults staff, but has to be kept in unsuitable ward
This is one of the issues that psychiatric nurses are concerned about – nurses in Galway are to protest on Thursday.
# Care
Inspections on children's disability services finds majority provide good quality care
Non compliance was found in some areas relating to hazard identification and risk assessment.
# homeless crisis
'If it wasn’t for friends, I’d literally be on the streets'
EPIC has warned that young care leavers are at an increased risk of homelessness.
# Hospice
New palliative care unit in Kilkenny announced by Susie Long Hospice Fund
The fund want to continue working towards a 12 bed unit.
# Nursing Homes
Over 4,000 nursing home residents were seriously injured in 2013
Age Action says that number is ‘concerning’.
# Road Closure
Newland's Cross submerged in water due to burst water mains causes traffic chaos
Access to Newlands Cross from the Belgard Road and the Fonthill Road is back and the traffic lights are working.
# Care
Unsuitable treatment for children in mental health units
The structure of one ward was described as “not suitable for residents”.
# drug users
Ireland has 9,615 methadone users but care plans needed to get them drug-free
The HSE said that 500 people were on methadone for more than 10 years.
# Rehabilitation
"It's agony": Pádraig is in a coma - his family say Ireland's healthcare system has failed him
Pádraig Schaler is in a coma in a German hospital, as his family say he was not getting the care he needed in Ireland.
# childminders
Upgrades to childcare facilities on the way under €2.5m investment fund
A further €500,000 will go towards parent and toddler groups and childminders.
# Audit
HIQA report finds internal doors in disability care unit locked
The audit report on the Stewarts centre is just one of 12 published today into designated centres providing care for children, dependent people and people with disabilities
# Bethany Home
Children died of malnutrition, syphilis, heart failure at mother and baby home
The children were extremely young, with some dying from syphilis, convulsions, heart failure and malnutrition.
# Support
New project to help older people stay living in their homes
The project is being introduced in five areas across Ireland.
# Health
Community-based schizophrenia treatment in low income countries better than facility care
A study looking at India found those that had community care had reduced psychotic symptoms.
# Frances Fitzgerald
Legislation published to place 'duty' on Child and Family Agency to provide aftercare
It follows a HSE report late last year that highlighted a number of incidents where young adults died after leaving statutory care.
# Mental Health
Protest held at Ballinasloe psychiatric unit over removal of beds
It is reported that up to 150 people attended the protest, and that an agreement was made over the removal of five beds.
# India
€3.4m funding from Gorta gives new hope to disabled youth in India
The Irish people have been thanked for their generosity in helping to establish a pioneering care centre for mentally and physically challenged children in rural India.
# Foster Care
Five foster families are caring for children despite having their application rejected
The report added that standards of aftercare was also poor in some cases and that the uptake of training was poor.
# Care Services
HIQA takes over regulation of residential disability services
For the first time, respite, residential and voluntary services will be independently inspected.
# up to speed
Catch-up Wednesday: 3 midweek longreads
Get up to speed with the latest news, opinions and insights with our hand-picked indepth reads.
# Courts
Project gives fascinating - and shocking - look into Ireland's child care system
The Child Care Law Reporting Project will publish its third volume of reports tomorrow.
# savita
Damning Savita report details litany of hospital care failures
A report from HIQA details the care received by Savita Halappanavar at University Hospital Galway in October 2012.
HSE to close children's unit following inspection
A report by HIQA found that a Monaghan care unit did not have adequate fire safety procedures in place, leading to a decision to close it.
# staffing levels
The majority of mental health staffing posts have been filled, says minister
Minister James Reilly said many of this year’s applicants are in the final stages of the recruitment process.
# Healthcare
Perinatal centre that aims to improve care of pregnant mothers and babies to open in Cork
This new centre will focus on developing screening and diagnostic tests for monitoring pregnancy and newborns.
Patients at infection risk due to poor hand-hygiene
HIQA has found that a number of hospitals, including St. James in Dublin, are falling below required hand-hygiene standards.