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# hiqa - Thursday 14 October, 2021

Further improvements needed in gynaecology services at Letterkenny hospital, Hiqa finds
# Letterkenny
# Letterkenny

Further improvements needed in gynaecology services at Letterkenny hospital, Hiqa finds

Oct 14th 2021, 11:29 AM 4,751 Views 2 Comments

Concerns about gynaecology services at Letterkenny University Hospital were first raised in 2018.

# hiqa - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

Increase in number of patients accidentally exposed to ionising radiation in hospitals
# HIQA
# HIQA

Increase in number of patients accidentally exposed to ionising radiation in hospitals

Sep 15th 2021, 10:50 AM 33,971 Views 5 Comments

The most common error reported to Hiqa in 2020 involved exposure to the wrong person.

# hiqa - Monday 23 August, 2021

Nursing home worker found smoking beside ‘large oxygen cylinders’ by inspector
# Smoking Hazard
# Smoking Hazard

Nursing home worker found smoking beside ‘large oxygen cylinders’ by inspector

Aug 23rd 2021, 7:45 PM 41,814 Views 39 Comments

An HIQA report at a Limerick nursing home said the incident showed the staff member was ‘not aware of the combustible nature of oxygen’.

# hiqa - Tuesday 10 August, 2021

Long-standing problems hindered hospitals' efforts to cope with Covid-19, HIQA report finds
# HIQA
# HIQA

Long-standing problems hindered hospitals' efforts to cope with Covid-19, HIQA report finds

Aug 10th 2021, 11:10 AM 13,247 Views 30 Comments

The pandemic “further exposed” many of the long-standing issues within Ireland’s healthcare system.

# hiqa - Thursday 29 July, 2021

People born between 1965 and 1985 should be tested for Hepatitis C, Hiqa recommends
# Hcv
# Hcv

People born between 1965 and 1985 should be tested for Hepatitis C, Hiqa recommends

Jul 29th 2021, 10:06 AM 132,978 Views 30 Comments

In Ireland, the prevalence of HCV infection is highest amongst those born during this period.

# hiqa - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

HSE takes over Wexford disability centre as 'last resort' amid concerns for residents
# Camphill Community Duffcarrig
# Camphill Community Duffcarrig

HSE takes over Wexford disability centre as 'last resort' amid concerns for residents

Jul 27th 2021, 4:09 PM 18,836 Views 0 Comments

“A strong and offensive odour of cat waste made it difficult for inspectors to stand in the bedroom area,” an inspection report noted.

# hiqa - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

'Insufficient evidence' around use of Covid-19 interventions, other than vaccines, Hiqa says
# Advice
# Advice

'Insufficient evidence' around use of Covid-19 interventions, other than vaccines, Hiqa says

Jun 23rd 2021, 1:12 PM 11,391 Views 34 Comments

Hiqa said that being generally healthy may reduce the risk of “poor outcomes from Covid-19″.

# hiqa - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Coronavirus: 465 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Figures
# Figures

Coronavirus: 465 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated Jun 3rd 2021, 6:28 PM 55,227 Views 71 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Hiqa advises NPHET to extend presumptive Covid immunity to nine months post-infection
# Immunity
# Immunity

Hiqa advises NPHET to extend presumptive Covid immunity to nine months post-infection

Jun 3rd 2021, 10:00 AM 24,822 Views 35 Comments

Increasing the period of presumptive immunity from six to nine months would have “widespread positive implications for people”.

# hiqa - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Hiqa report reveals some main factors behind Covid-19 outbreaks in nursing homes
# Nursing Homes
# Nursing Homes

Hiqa report reveals some main factors behind Covid-19 outbreaks in nursing homes

May 26th 2021, 11:34 AM 12,607 Views 4 Comments

Community incidence rates near homes and the number of beds within homes were among the factors.

# hiqa - Friday 23 April, 2021

'Significant' demand for beds at Limerick Hospital from people who had Covid, but still need to recover
# Emergency Department
# Emergency Department

'Significant' demand for beds at Limerick Hospital from people who had Covid, but still need to recover

Apr 23rd 2021, 10:48 PM 29,879 Views 22 Comments

The hospital group responded to calls from the INMO for a Hiqa investigation into overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick

# hiqa - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

HIQA: Mandatory vaccination of health staff 'most intrusive' and other steps should be taken first
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

HIQA: Mandatory vaccination of health staff 'most intrusive' and other steps should be taken first

Apr 14th 2021, 11:23 AM 17,412 Views 33 Comments

The finding was contained in a report by the health service watchdog.

# hiqa - Monday 22 March, 2021

This report to NPHET breaks down how lockdown in Ireland compares to other countries
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

This report to NPHET breaks down how lockdown in Ireland compares to other countries

Mar 22nd 2021, 2:15 PM 26,440 Views 31 Comments

Restrictions on hospitality, curfews and gatherings are among the key differences between countries.

# hiqa - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Offaly disability centre failed to ensure residents were safe from 'all forms of abuse', HIQA report finds
# HIQA
# HIQA

Offaly disability centre failed to ensure residents were safe from 'all forms of abuse', HIQA report finds

Mar 9th 2021, 1:55 PM 9,987 Views 1 Comment

The inspection was carried out at Millbrook House last November.

# hiqa - Monday 8 March, 2021

Covid immunity post-infection lasts six months, NPHET advised
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid immunity post-infection lasts six months, NPHET advised

Mar 8th 2021, 10:18 AM 33,965 Views 81 Comments

The new guidance doubles the length of time of presumptive immunity after infection.

# hiqa - Saturday 2 January, 2021

Nursing home complaints during Covid: Concerns over isolation and lack of social distancing
# Allegations
# Allegations

Nursing home complaints during Covid: Concerns over isolation and lack of social distancing

Jan 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 30,207 Views 25 Comments

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

# hiqa - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

No plan for vaccine certificates to be used to restrict what people can access or do
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

No plan for vaccine certificates to be used to restrict what people can access or do

Updated Dec 16th 2020, 4:29 PM 18,382 Views 58 Comments

Hiqa’s advice to NPHET comes after the government outlined its national vaccination strategy yesterday.

# hiqa - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Residents who tested positive for Covid-19 weren't isolated from others in community hospital, Hiqa says
# Clonakilty
# Clonakilty

Residents who tested positive for Covid-19 weren't isolated from others in community hospital, Hiqa says

Dec 15th 2020, 12:37 PM 13,897 Views 4 Comments

Hiqa’s report on Clonakilty Community Hospital is one of 34 published today.

# hiqa - Friday 4 December, 2020

'No evidence' to support removal of any groups from category at highest risk of severe Covid-19
# High Risk
# High Risk

'No evidence' to support removal of any groups from category at highest risk of severe Covid-19

Dec 4th 2020, 2:21 PM 12,569 Views 3 Comments

A HIQA report has advised public health officials that the evidence for including over 70s in the highest risk category for Covid-19 is strong.

# hiqa - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Hiqa advises NPHET that Covid-19 reinfection is 'rarely documented but possible'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Hiqa advises NPHET that Covid-19 reinfection is 'rarely documented but possible'

Nov 11th 2020, 3:49 PM 12,945 Views 14 Comments

Studies cited by Ireland’s health watchdog indicate that antibodies that respond to Covid-19 last between 2-6 months.

# hiqa - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Six disability centres found non-compliant in protecting residents against infection
# Inspection
# Inspection

Six disability centres found non-compliant in protecting residents against infection

Oct 29th 2020, 4:51 PM 18,414 Views 7 Comments

HIQA has raised concerns with unsatisfactory measures in place to prevent the spread of infections.

# hiqa - Friday 23 October, 2020

Report finds staffing and Covid training issues at Louth nursing home where over 20 patients died in April
# Dealgan House
# Dealgan House

Report finds staffing and Covid training issues at Louth nursing home where over 20 patients died in April

Oct 23rd 2020, 7:00 PM 18,415 Views 16 Comments

A report from May – just a week after an outbreak at the nursing home – highlighted some areas of non-compliance at the centre.

# hiqa - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Rapid testing should be considered but it's not as accurate as the test we currently use, Hiqa says
# Rapid Testing
# Rapid Testing

Rapid testing should be considered but it's not as accurate as the test we currently use, Hiqa says

Oct 21st 2020, 10:58 AM 17,748 Views 38 Comments

The introduction of rapid testing could be effective in Ireland in future, but we need to see its “real-world performance” here first, Hiqa said.

# hiqa - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Outbreak of Covid-19 among residents and staff at Dublin nursing home
# Swords
# Swords

Outbreak of Covid-19 among residents and staff at Dublin nursing home

Oct 15th 2020, 5:18 PM 38,549 Views 6 Comments

Residents and staff who tested positive are now isolating.

# hiqa - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Health Minister contacts HSE to make clear that window visits in nursing homes are not suspended under Level 3
# Level Three
# Level Three

Health Minister contacts HSE to make clear that window visits in nursing homes are not suspended under Level 3

Sep 23rd 2020, 1:51 PM 24,237 Views 13 Comments

Concerns had been raised that nursing homes in Dublin were suspending window visits.

# hiqa - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Bereaved families want answers about their loved ones' final days in nursing homes, committee is told
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Bereaved families want answers about their loved ones' final days in nursing homes, committee is told

Sep 16th 2020, 1:59 PM 16,476 Views 21 Comments

An expert warned that the huge issue will have implications for the grieving process.

# hiqa - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

HIQA releases study evidence behind new change to Covid-19 self-isolation period
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

HIQA releases study evidence behind new change to Covid-19 self-isolation period

Sep 15th 2020, 11:30 AM 17,520 Views 13 Comments

People with a confirmed case are to self-isolate for 10 days now, down from 14.

# hiqa - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Nursing homes regulator says its powers are 'not adequate' to handle the pandemic
# HIQA
# HIQA

Nursing homes regulator says its powers are 'not adequate' to handle the pandemic

Sep 10th 2020, 4:53 PM 11,188 Views 16 Comments

Hiqa was criticised for its “very late” issuance of guidance to nursing homes at the Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid Response today.

# hiqa - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Health watchdog notified of 68 'significant events' of accidental or unintended exposure to ionising radiation
# Scans
# Scans

Health watchdog notified of 68 'significant events' of accidental or unintended exposure to ionising radiation

Sep 9th 2020, 11:37 AM 16,586 Views 6 Comments

The majority of these events related to CT scans and involved relatively low dosses of radiation.

# hiqa - Friday 4 September, 2020

HIQA: Temperature checks and screening for Covid-19 symptoms should not be carried out in schools
# Guidance
# Guidance

HIQA: Temperature checks and screening for Covid-19 symptoms should not be carried out in schools

Sep 4th 2020, 4:05 PM 18,584 Views 9 Comments

The watchdog has reviewed how other countries are managing the virus in schools.

# hiqa - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Ireland's health watchdog says mass thermal screening at airports for Covid-19 is ineffective
# Travel
# Travel

Ireland's health watchdog says mass thermal screening at airports for Covid-19 is ineffective

Aug 6th 2020, 10:59 AM 19,190 Views 38 Comments

The review found detection rates are low due to cases that do not present with a fever and those who are infectious before showing symptoms.

‘It's dangerous’: How Ireland is behind the curve on home care regulation
# Caring For Carers
# Caring For Carers

‘It's dangerous’: How Ireland is behind the curve on home care regulation

Aug 6th 2020, 6:20 AM 13,827 Views 3 Comments

Part three of Noteworthy’s investigation reveals no legal requirements for training or registration in carer sector.

# hiqa - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Half of nursing homes inspected after Covid-19 outbreaks not infection-control compliant
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Half of nursing homes inspected after Covid-19 outbreaks not infection-control compliant

Jul 21st 2020, 4:06 PM 11,444 Views 30 Comments

One nursing home had left bedroom doors open for residents that had tested positive for Covid-19.

# hiqa - Friday 3 July, 2020

Covid-19 deaths may have been overestimated, Hiqa report finds
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 deaths may have been overestimated, Hiqa report finds

Updated Jul 3rd 2020, 2:13 PM 71,582 Views 130 Comments

Leo Varadkar said the findings are “interesting but not a surprise” because of how deaths related to the virus are counted.

# hiqa - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Officials looking at 'creative' ways they could allow nursing home visits again
# Isolation
# Isolation

Officials looking at 'creative' ways they could allow nursing home visits again

May 26th 2020, 8:57 PM 13,028 Views 25 Comments

Dr Holohan said health officials are ‘very sensitive’ to the issue and aware of the impact on the mental health of residents.

# hiqa - Monday 25 May, 2020

Hiqa sent more than 170 complaints relating to Covid-19 in nursing homes during March and April
# Clusters
# Clusters

Hiqa sent more than 170 complaints relating to Covid-19 in nursing homes during March and April

May 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 17,926 Views 25 Comments

Many complainants raised concerns about social distancing and infection control measures in homes as the virus spread.

# hiqa - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Children 'not significantly contributing' to spread of Covid-19 at home or in schools
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Children 'not significantly contributing' to spread of Covid-19 at home or in schools

May 13th 2020, 1:03 PM 24,967 Views 62 Comments

The Health Information and Quality Authority has published findings about the spread of coronavirus.

# hiqa - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Self-assessment checklist for nursing homes on Covid-19 preparations published by Hiqa
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Self-assessment checklist for nursing homes on Covid-19 preparations published by Hiqa

Apr 21st 2020, 3:26 PM 12,225 Views 49 Comments

On-site inspections to see how prepared nursing homes are for an outbreak will begin next week.

# hiqa - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Pressure on staff and infrastructure in maternity services at Irish hospitals, according to HIQA reports
# New Babies
# New Babies

Pressure on staff and infrastructure in maternity services at Irish hospitals, according to HIQA reports

Feb 12th 2020, 10:31 AM 8,744 Views 1 Comment

The Health Information and Quality Authority identified a number of areas for improvement to ensure that maternity services remain safe.

# hiqa - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Report finds adult residents 'stripped naked' in front of children at Donegal care centre
# HIQA
# HIQA

Report finds adult residents 'stripped naked' in front of children at Donegal care centre

Feb 6th 2020, 12:39 PM 22,045 Views 10 Comments

All staff who spoke with inspectors said residents and children were not safe in this centre.

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