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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Care

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# Health
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.
# Disability Services
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.
# medical care
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.
# Children
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.
# home help
'Older people left vulnerable through lack of inspections' - home help group
Home and Community Care Ireland says Ireland needs a “robust regulatory and inspection regime” for home helpers.
Column: Being a stay-at-home father was challenging until I found my inner strength
Fathers who choose to be the primary care-givers come up against some challenging attitudes – but once they begin to believe in themselves as parents, they can really appreciate the rewards of bringing up children, writes Adrian Millar.
# Childcare
Van Turnhout "not convinced" HSE equipped to respond to parental concerns
Senator Jillian Van Turnhout said that the amount of GDP Ireland spends on preschool care and education compared to other European countries is “stark”.
# Tipperary
"Excessive and problematic" drinking by nursing home residents
HIQA found that residents at a Tipperary nursing home socialised, but that at times their alcohol consumption led to challenging behaviours.
# Care
Why do children end up in care in Ireland?
A new website looks at cases from Irish courts where children ended up in care. Here are some of the stories.
# Children
Website to publish court reports on child care cases
For the first time, the Child Care Law Reporting Project will publish regular reports from the courts which make orders under the Child Care Act.
# Jobswatch
65 jobs announced at Dublin care centre
Beechfield Nursing Home Group today announced the creation of 65 new jobs at its new care facility, Mount Hybla Private Designated Care Centre .
# Respite
Call for national fund for children with life-limiting conditions
Deputy Denis Naughten said that such a fund could reduce the cost of care per child by €24,000 per year.
# Children
Concerns over out-of-State care for young people
The cost of detaining four young people in Northampton is €12,582 per week, per child, Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald said.
Column: Care system had been well funded - so why didn't it work?
The Report on Deaths of Children in Care revealed horrific failures, writes Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Children Charlie McConalogue, but will everything be fine once we pass the Children’s Rights referendum?
# Children
Children's Ombudsman criticises application of 'in camera' rule on child cases
Emily Logan also said her office met with “resistance” when investigating children in care.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
All the day’s main news, plus a few bits and pieces you may have missed along the way…
# Child Deaths
Report on deaths of children in State care shows 'systemic failure'
The report by the Independent Review Group set up to examine the deaths of nearly 200 children in care and young adults known to child protection services will be published this week.
# Children in Care
Independent report on deaths of children in state care to be published 'shortly'
Minister for Children says that the AG’s advice has been sought over the report before its publication.
# disabilities
Disabilities: 1,700 Domiciliary Care Allowance applications scheduled for review
A number of people have initiated legal proceedings against the Department over its decision to cease DCA payments.
# Ballydowd
Report criticises separation of child from others at Dublin care unit
The Health Information and Quality Authority has published a report following an investigation of procedures at the Ballydowd Special Care Unit in Dublin.
Column: ‘I didn’t really know my own Mam’ – why one woman became a foster mother
Mary Downey, a foster parent for almost 20 years, describes the ups, the downs and the heartbreak of being a mother to other people’s children.
# Care
Teenage care unit in a 'state of crisis' - HIQA
The special care unit in Cork has been heavily criticised in a report by the health watchdog published today.
# Children
'Real progress' being made on Ryan Report recommendations
The Minister for Children has published a second progress report on the recommendations arising out of the Ryan Report.