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# hiqa - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Health watchdog had "grave concerns" over disability centre

The centre in Offaly was given an immediate care order.

Dignity of elderly compromised after being transported down corridors on commodes

The latest HIQA inspection reports finds elderly residents sitting alone during meal times with food on their face and clothing.

# hiqa - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

The public could become life savers under a new plan to fight cardiac arrests

A programme to install public access defibrillators around the country has been looked at.

# hiqa - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Residents of disability support service had to pay for kettles, toasters and curtains

Residents were also expected to pay for staff meals on outings.

# hiqa - Monday 28 July, 2014

Calls for urgent meeting with Varadkar after serious failings at Mayo care home

The gardaí are investigating the sudden death of a 72-year-old man at the care home in 2012.

# hiqa - Friday 25 July, 2014

Meal times at intellectual disability centre "distressing" report found

A subsequent report showed a major improvement.

# hiqa - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Two whistleblowers suspended over nursing home claims, Seanad told

A HIQA inspection carried out at the home in May of this year found the authority hadn’t been informed adequately of elder abuse allegations.

# hiqa - Thursday 3 July, 2014

HIQA are looking for comments on referral thresholds for gastrointestinal procedures

Draft recommendations have been published.

# hiqa - 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.

HIQA writes to HSE twice over risks to patients in emergency departments

The issue centred on what the HSE is doing to mitigate the risks to patients who are waiting transfers in EDs to inpatient beds.

# hiqa - Thursday 26 June, 2014

HIQA criticises some children's disability care services

Much of the criticism was focused on a care service in Cork.

# hiqa - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Surprise inspections reveal Wexford hospital ward "generally unclean" with unsecured syringes

Hiqa carried out two unannounced inspections at the hospital.

# hiqa - Friday 6 June, 2014

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# hiqa - Thursday 5 June, 2014

How is the government revamping the social welfare system?

That’s one of the subjects up for debate in Leinster House today.

# hiqa - Friday 23 May, 2014

Mixed gender dormitories and bathrooms at Stewarts Care flagged as 'serious issues'

HIQA also flagged an issue with children being kept in adult units.

# hiqa - Friday 2 May, 2014

Four days of social media training cost HIQA €9,000

Part of the Authority’s remit is to promote public awareness of its services.

# hiqa - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

These are the experts who will investigate baby deaths at Portlaoise Hospital

HIQA will carry out a review of the quality of service provided at the hospital.

# hiqa - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Health inspectors find 'dirty' mattresses and 'soiled' flooring at Waterford Regional Hospital

The authority said the hospital has requested additional funding to replace 300 mattresses in the hospital.

# hiqa - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

No evidence of consent for use of restraints at Enable Ireland residential home

A HIQA inspection found the home was non-compliant across 18 different outcomes that it examined.

# hiqa - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s been talking about new taping revelations in the du Plantier murder case, the mass shooting in Texas… and Enda’s chess moves at Ryanair.

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

# hiqa - Friday 21 March, 2014

HIQA to investigate extent of serious adverse incidents at Portlaoise

Dr James Reilly requested the watchdog to examine the “safety, quality and standards of services” following the deaths of a number of babies at Portlaoise Hospital.

# hiqa - Thursday 13 February, 2014

James Reilly: Rehab not subject to public pay policy

The board of the Rehab Group is due to meet next Monday to discuss whether to disclose the salary of CEO Angela Kerins. Separately, Rehab executives will appear before the PAC within two weeks.

# hiqa - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

‘We will get all the answers’ – Reilly says HIQA will review death of babies in Portlaoise

Reilly was speaking after one family, whose tragic story was outlined in a Prime Time special last week, met with members of the Oireachtas earlier today.

# hiqa - Friday 31 January, 2014

How clean is your hospital?

A HIQA report found not washing hands properly was the biggest cleanliness problem in Irish hospitals.

# hiqa - Sunday 12 January, 2014

SIPTU calls for ambulance resources to be reviewed

With HIQA set to audit the Ambulance Service, the trade union wants to ensure that resourcing is taken into account.

# hiqa - Thursday 9 January, 2014

HIQA special care report must consider lack of places says Child and Family Agency

Gordon Jeyes, CEO of the newly formed state agency, says lack of resources are a vital factor.

Children in care starting fires a growing problem for HSE

Inspectors were unable to establish the legal remit for restricting children’s freedom of movement as they found the locking of the unit’s doors had become institutionalised.

# hiqa - Friday 20 December, 2013

Surprise inspection of Holles St finds grime encrusted window sills and dusty incubator

The report from HIQA found that just 45 per cent of hand washing opportunities had been taken.

# hiqa - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

TD wants new probe into the use of second-hand braces at Galway dental unit

A dentist working in Merlin Park Hospital in Galway provided braces that had been removed from children there to a private dental practice.

# hiqa - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Study to look at feasability of defibrillators in public places

The defibrillators would be used in the event of an out-of-hospial cardiac arrest.

# hiqa - 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.

# hiqa - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Guidelines for helping save money on health technologies are updated

The HIQA guidelines help healthcare professionals determine the financial implications of new technology.

# hiqa - 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.

# hiqa - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Minister writes to HSE over failure to implement Tania McCabe recommendations

A HIQA report into the death of Savita Halappanavar revealed that many of the recommendations issued after the death of Tania McCabe six years ago have not been implemented.

# hiqa - Friday 18 October, 2013

Hospital group will ‘review actions of all staff’ in care of Savita

The West/North West Hospital Group said that, if appropriate, staff will be referred to the proper authorities but that “in many instances there will be no case to answer.”

# hiqa - Thursday 17 October, 2013

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Ennis Hospital the shining light in poor HIQA hygiene reports

Four other hospitals, including the Mater and St. Vincent’s in Dublin, were found to have unclean environments that posed risks to patients.

Inspectors to revisit Nenagh Hospital after finding 'unclean environment'

Improvements in cleanliness are needed at the Tipperary hospital, said health watchdog HIQA.

# hiqa - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Tania McCabe’s family shocked that HSE still behind on sepsis testing

Tania McCabe’s father-in-law told that he wants a routine test for sepsis introduced in Irish hospitals.