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#HIQA

# hiqa - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Patient Safety Bill put forward by Simon Harris has been approved by Cabinet

This Bill would make it mandatory for the health service provider to put forward information on incidents of patient safety.

# hiqa - Saturday 26 October, 2019

What happened to the HSE's proposal for its own undercover investigations in care homes?

Back in 2014, then director general Tony O’Brien said it was time to look at these sorts of measures to protect vulnerable clients.

# hiqa - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Allocation of social workers to children in foster care 'chaotic', inspection finds

Allocation of social workers to children in foster care 'chaotic', inspection finds

At the time of the inspection, 22% of children did not have an allocated social worker.

# hiqa - Monday 30 September, 2019

Emerade adrenaline pen recalled by health regulator

Anyone who uses the pens are being told to return them to pharmacies.

# hiqa - Sunday 8 September, 2019

Life inside Ireland's disability services: Allegations of abusive staff and unexplained bruising

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

# hiqa - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Nursing home complaints: Allegations of sexual assault and unexplained injuries

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

# hiqa - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Nursing homes: Almost half of HSE-run homes are failing when it comes to Garda vetting

Health watchdog found that HSE-run care homes were breaching Garda-vetting rules.

# hiqa - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Watchdog finds that Tusla failed to alert gardaí to crimes against children in a timely manner

Neglect and sexual abuse were among the suspected crimes that Tusla was slow to report.

# hiqa - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Hiqa finds 'significant discrepancy' in bank account of resident at HSE-run home for people with disabilities

Hiqa inspected Damien House in Co Tipperary on 16 April.

# hiqa - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Four Irish hospitals failed to properly screen patients for new superbug

A new report reveals that a number of hospitals failed to properly protect patients from the CPE superbug.

# hiqa - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

'Time to act': HIQA report finds PrEP programme to reduce HIV rates would be cheaper and more effective

A draft report on the introduction of the programme was published today.

# hiqa - Monday 11 March, 2019

More improvements needed at Stewarts Care, health watchdog finds

Hiqa published an overview of the inspection and monitoring activity of eight care centres.

# hiqa - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

'Significant concerns' over infection control at Cork hospital following two superbug outbreaks Cpe

'Significant concerns' over infection control at Cork hospital following two superbug outbreaks

HIQA inspected the facility following the outbreaks in July and October last year.

# hiqa - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Hiqa report suggests allegations of abuse in Dublin were 'underreported' by Tusla to gardaí

Hiqa’s inspectors reviewed 26 files and found that in 19 of them allegations had not been appropriately notified to gardaí by social workers.

# hiqa - Thursday 10 January, 2019

Children at Kildare residential centre told inspectors they 'don't always feel safe'

Some children were concerned about where they would live when they left the centre.

# hiqa - Saturday 5 January, 2019

Nursing home complaints: Allegations of poor hygiene standards and staffing issues

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

# hiqa - Thursday 3 January, 2019

Concerns over accommodation standards and infection control at Limerick centre for elderly

Hiqa inspected St Ita’s Community Hospital last summer.

# hiqa - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Man in his 80s dies from injuries sustained in Christmas Eve hospital fire

The fire was contained to one room and several other patients are now being treated for injuries.

# hiqa - Friday 7 December, 2018

Health minister says HPV vaccine will be extended to boys next year

Hiqa has also recommended switching to a different vaccination – one that protects against an additional five types of HPV.

# hiqa - Monday 26 November, 2018

'People crying in the ward alone': Patients describe their experiences in Irish hospitals

Patients have highlighted issues with communication from their doctors and the discharge process.

# hiqa - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Children went 'missing' from Tusla care home more than 100 times in twelve-month period

The findings were made as part of an unannounced inspection by HIQA in July.

# hiqa - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Hiqa is looking at whether a PrEP programme can start in Ireland next year HIV

Hiqa is looking at whether a PrEP programme can start in Ireland next year

The health authority’s work is due to conclude next year, with a possible roll out soon after that.

# hiqa - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Parents urged to ask medical professionals about HPV vaccine instead of relying on 'misinformation'

The HSE launched a vaccine information campaign today, confirming two in three women are now being inoculated against the HPV virus.

# hiqa - Saturday 4 August, 2018

Multiple allegations of assaults on residents of Irish disability services

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

# hiqa - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Nursing home complaints: Staff member accused of 'physically and emotionally' abusing resident

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

# hiqa - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Should we extend the HPV vaccine to boys? Public asked to give their views

The government is in favour of extending the free HPV vaccine scheme to school boys.

# hiqa - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

'Malnourished' resident in Palmerstown care home hadn't been seen by dietician for over three years

Hiqa again identified a number of failures at Stewarts Care in Palmerstown.

# hiqa - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Tusla 'apologises profusely' for McCabe errors as damning report highlights systemic failures

Hiqa published a report into Tusla’s errors in handling the Maurice McCabe case today, and pointed to a litany of failures.

Tusla chief's email to staff ahead of McCabe report's release: 'We can weather this storm'

Health watchdog Hiqa is due to publish its report into Tulsa’s handling of information, ordered by Minister Zappone last year.

# hiqa - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Concerns raised over fire safety and personal rights in Meath nursing home

Hiqa inspected the Silvergrove Nursing Home in January.

# hiqa - Monday 16 April, 2018

Disability centre fails inspection despite closure threat

Stewart Care Limited provides residential centres for people with disabilities.

# hiqa - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Leftover food and no privacy: Hiqa raises serious concerns over Dublin hospital conditions

The inspection at Cherry Orchard Hospital took place in November last year.

# hiqa - Thursday 5 April, 2018

'Deeply concerning': Foster services criticised over lack of garda vetting and shortfall in carers

The Health Information and Quality Authority released three inspection reports of foster care services in Ireland.

# hiqa - Monday 19 February, 2018

Hiqa publishes terms of reference into investigation prompted by the death of pregnant woman

Thawley (34) died at the Dublin hospital on 8 May 2016 during surgery for an ectopic pregnancy.

# hiqa - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Elderly residents were physically restrained by staff at Raheny nursing home

Hiqa inspectors uncovered a number of problems at the Dublin centre.

# hiqa - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Nursing home staff member accused of 'squeezing resident's face and using abusive language'

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

# hiqa - Monday 11 December, 2017

Multiple allegations of sexual and physical abuse against disability care staff

The concerns are all raised in documents released by Hiqa (the Health and Quality Authority) to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

# hiqa - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Rusty tables, foul smells and no privacy: Nursing home ordered to improve after concerning inspection

The centre provides care for the sick and aged population in Dublin.

# hiqa - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

'Major non-compliance': 82 foster carers in Cork did not have up-to-date Garda vetting

HIQA has written to the COO of Tusla about the risks that were identified.

# hiqa - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Concerns raised after residents left for hours without breakfast at disability centre

14 incidents of potential abuse have been identified at Stewarts Care in Dublin.

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