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#HIQA

# hiqa - Monday 8 August, 2022

‘Significant deterioration’ in compliance levels in disability centres
# HIQA
# HIQA

‘Significant deterioration’ in compliance levels in disability centres

Aug 8th 2022, 10:05 PM 12,470 Views 5 Comments

Information provided to Hiqa revealed there was a marked difference in overall levels of compliance.

# hiqa - Thursday 4 August, 2022

Child in foster care not visited by social workers for more than three years
# HIQA
# HIQA

Child in foster care not visited by social workers for more than three years

Aug 4th 2022, 4:17 PM 20,548 Views 6 Comments

Seven cases were escalated to managers during an inspection.

# hiqa - Monday 27 June, 2022

HIQA report finds "inconsistencies in many services" for children
# Delays
# Delays

HIQA report finds "inconsistencies in many services" for children

Jun 27th 2022, 12:20 PM 6,303 Views 2 Comments

Lengthy delays and a lack of resources were the main issues noted.

# hiqa - Friday 17 June, 2022

Patient care in University Hospital Limerick ED compromised due to overcrowding
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Patient care in University Hospital Limerick ED compromised due to overcrowding

Updated Jun 17th 2022, 1:00 PM 11,123 Views 35 Comments

A HIQA inspection has found that the health and welfare of people receiving care in the department was at risk.

# hiqa - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Vaccination had 'significant impact' at decreasing Covid-19 cases in nursing homes
# HIQA
# HIQA

Vaccination had 'significant impact' at decreasing Covid-19 cases in nursing homes

May 12th 2022, 12:24 PM 4,564 Views 8 Comments

Vaccination was a major factor determining outbreaks, as well as whether a home had suffered an outbreak in the past.

# hiqa - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

'Old age matters': TD calls for public inquiry into nursing home deaths during Covid
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'Old age matters': TD calls for public inquiry into nursing home deaths during Covid

Feb 2nd 2022, 5:58 PM 10,604 Views 8 Comments

Many people who died in nursing homes were not properly looked after, TD Fergus O’Dowd told the Dáil.

# hiqa - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

Hiqa: Wave of Omicron infection will 'likely result in increased hospitalisations and deaths'
# Omicron
# Omicron

Hiqa: Wave of Omicron infection will 'likely result in increased hospitalisations and deaths'

Dec 21st 2021, 3:30 PM 21,296 Views 44 Comments

The health watchdog today published summaries of the evidence on the transmissibility and virulence of the variant and its capacity for immune escape.

# hiqa - Wednesday 17 November, 2021

Nurses 'at their wits’ end': Call for investigation of overcrowding at Limerick hospital
# University Hospital Limerick
# University Hospital Limerick

Nurses 'at their wits’ end': Call for investigation of overcrowding at Limerick hospital

Nov 17th 2021, 1:04 PM 20,968 Views 15 Comments

There is a total of 428 people on trolleys across the country today, with 70 of them in University Hospital Limerick.

# 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 4,840 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 34,050 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 41,865 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 13,288 Views 29 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 133,416 Views 29 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 18,900 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 11,466 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 55,259 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 24,845 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 13,309 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 29,952 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 17,455 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 26,477 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 10,023 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 33,999 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 30,402 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 18,526 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 13,939 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 12,584 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 12,954 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 18,512 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 18,450 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 17,786 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 38,652 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 24,283 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 16,495 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 17,536 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 11,204 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 16,603 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 18,607 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 19,211 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 14,242 Views 3 Comments

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

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