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# care - Thursday 2 October, 2014

These experts say giving someone a home isn't a 'solution' to homelessness Homeless Ireland This post contains videos

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.

# care - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

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.

# care - Monday 15 September, 2014

113 children in State care went missing in the first six months of 2014

All of the children were returned to their families.

# care - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

There were 6,500 children in care at the end of May

The majority were in foster care.

# care - Thursday 31 July, 2014

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.

# care - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

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.

# care - Sunday 20 July, 2014

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.

# care - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

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.

# care - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

'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.

# care - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

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…

# care - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

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 - Friday 27 June, 2014

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.

# care - Monday 16 June, 2014

'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.

# care - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

New palliative care unit in Kilkenny announced by Susie Long Hospice Fund

The fund want to continue working towards a 12 bed unit.

# care - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Over 4,000 nursing home residents were seriously injured in 2013

Age Action says that number is ‘concerning’.

# care - Sunday 27 April, 2014

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 - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Unsuitable treatment for children in mental health units

The structure of one ward was described as “not suitable for residents”.

# care - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

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.

# care - Sunday 6 April, 2014

"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.

# care - Friday 4 April, 2014

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.

# care - Thursday 3 April, 2014

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

# care - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Children died of malnutrition, syphilis, heart failure at mother and baby home Exclusive

The children were extremely young, with some dying from syphilis, convulsions, heart failure and malnutrition.

# care - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

New project to help older people stay living in their homes

The project is being introduced in five areas across Ireland.

# care - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

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.

# care - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

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.

# care - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

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.

# care - Sunday 15 December, 2013

€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.

# care - Friday 29 November, 2013

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 - Friday 1 November, 2013

HIQA takes over regulation of residential disability services

For the first time, respite, residential and voluntary services will be independently inspected.

# care - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Catch-up Wednesday: 3 midweek longreads

Get up to speed with the latest news, opinions and insights with our hand-picked indepth reads.

# care - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

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.

# care - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

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.

# care - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

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.

# care - Friday 20 September, 2013

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.

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.

# care - Thursday 19 September, 2013

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.

# care - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Delayed discharges "cost the HSE €540,000 a night"

A report by a body representing private care givers has found that the government could save €2 billion over the next nine years if outsourcing and competitive tendering were policy.

# care - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

HSE cuts €1 million from St Michael’s House budget

The disability services organisation has introduced a series of service cuts as a result of the funding decision.

# care - Friday 19 July, 2013

HSE spend on new primary care centres falls

Documents show that the spend went from €17.5m in 2011 to less than €1m so far this year.

# care - Friday 12 July, 2013

Mental health needs of vulnerable children in Ireland 'not being met'

The need for stability and continuity of care for children going through the state’s care and justice systems has been highlighted in a new report.