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# hiqa - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

HIQA publishes data quality guide for healthcare staff

The authority said the guide is aimed at helping front line healthcare staff ensure patient information is of the highest quality possible.

# hiqa - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

HIQA publishes Standards for residential care services for people with disabilities

The Authority is looking for feedback for standards to be adopted by care centres providing residential services to people with disabilities.

# hiqa - Thursday 11 October, 2012

HIQA report expresses concern over alleged abuse by Gardaí

The report said there has been no outcome from a complaint to the Garda Ombudsman and there was “little external advocacy and intervention” on behalf of the young person involved.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

# hiqa - Thursday 13 September, 2012

Breaches of patient information addressed by new guidelines

HIQA issues document for health and social care workers to try to prevent privacy of patient data being breached.

# hiqa - Thursday 23 August, 2012

HIQA closes a total of 11 nursing homes over two years

Inspections have revealed concerns over bathing residents and food portions, as well as serious levels of understaffing.

# hiqa - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

ALONE: "Grave concerns" about issues at private nursing homes

The charity, which supports older people, made the comments following the taking over of a private Galway nursing home by the HSE.

# hiqa - Monday 20 August, 2012

Galway nursing home taken over after failure to address 'risk issues' HSE

Galway nursing home taken over after failure to address 'risk issues'

Owen Riff nursing home in Oughterard, Galway has been taken over by the HSE after an unannounced inspection by HIQA.

# hiqa - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

New standards for child protection services unveiled

The Taoiseach said the 27 point plan sets out clearly what exactly is expected of HSE managers and social workers when working within child protection services.

# hiqa - Monday 11 June, 2012

Group set up to oversee HIQA recommendations at Tallaght Hospital

After last month’s damning report, the Department of Health has announced an expert group to oversee change.

# hiqa - Sunday 3 June, 2012

HIQA inspectors criticise nursing home part-owned by minister

An unannounced inspection in February found a number of areas in which previous recommendations were not met.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Every morning, brings you the nine things you need to know as you start your day.

# hiqa - Monday 28 May, 2012

Emergency medics demand commitment to solve overcrowding 'once and for all'

If Tallaght can change procedures within three days to cut waiting times, the IAEM says, so can other hospitals.

# hiqa - Thursday 24 May, 2012

HSE figures show 12 children known to child services have died this year

More children known to child protection services have died so far this year than in the whole of last year.

# hiqa - Thursday 17 May, 2012

Report on Tallaght Hospital describes emergency department as "unacceptable"

Health watchdog HIQA found that over 80 per cent of patients in the emergency department were kept on a corridor and had to wait around 13 hours for a bed.

Health watchdog to publish report into Tallaght Hospital

The report by the Health Information and Quality Authority will be published at 11am this morning.

# hiqa - Friday 11 May, 2012

'Hygiene deficits' at nursing home where seven died from flu

A HIQA report also found that there were insufficient staff on duty to cope with the outbreak.

# hiqa - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Meadhbh McGivern: "One year on, life is absolutely brilliant" Heartwarming This post contains images

Meadhbh McGivern: "One year on, life is absolutely brilliant"

The Leitrim girl who had a liver transplant operation after a transportation failure last year is fighting fit after finally getting her surgery.

# hiqa - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Health watchdog visits Donegal nursing home after six deaths in two weeks

Five people are said to have died over the last five days at the privately-run nursing home near Buncrana. Officials from the HSE and HIQA are at the home today as an investigation continues.

# hiqa - Monday 2 April, 2012

HSE "monitoring situation" after six deaths in Donegal nursing home HSE

HSE "monitoring situation" after six deaths in Donegal nursing home

The deaths took place in a private nursing home over the past two weeks. Minister for Health Dr James Reilly TD has discussed the matter with HIQA, who will visit the home tonight.

# hiqa - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Rehab chief on €234k gets extra €23k from State boards membership

Angela Kerins is on the board of two State bodies as well as being CEO of Rehab which has implemented cost-cutting measures in recent months.

# hiqa - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

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.

# hiqa - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Teenage girls in Cork care home still feel 'unsafe' - report

Although HIQA noted that improvements had been made at Gleann Alainn care unit, some concerns remain.

# hiqa - Monday 30 January, 2012

'Deep brain stimulation' technique could arrive in Ireland

The technique, which involves inserting an electrode into the brain, can help sufferers of neurological conditions.

Report: Government needs to regulate home care services

A new report by the Law Reform Commission recommends that a register of professional home carers should be set up.

# hiqa - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

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.

# hiqa - Friday 2 December, 2011

Report on Portlaoise nursing unit released

The HIQA report was positive about St Brigid’s Hospital – but the HSE said last month that it is to be closed on a phased basis.

# hiqa - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Health watchdog staff spend over €2m on expenses in four years

The figures have been disclosed by the Health Information and Quality Authority under the Freedom of Information Act.

# hiqa - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

Use of restraint on nursing home residents caused "serious injuries"

A HIQA report into the care administered to patients at Larchfield Park Nursing Home raised a number of concerns.

# hiqa - Wednesday 2 November, 2011

Abbeyleix Community Nursing Unit to close

The HSE said the decision was taken as a safe service could not be guaranteed in the face of budget cuts.

# hiqa - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

HIQA releases new guide for protecting patient records

In the guide, staff are told to lock away records, log out of computers, and bear in mind that they an be overheard if they discuss patient details in public.

# hiqa - Thursday 1 September, 2011

HIQA inspectors forced to buy food for nursing home residents

Residents of the now-closed Avondale Nursing Home in Kilkenny were without essentials including milk and bread.

# hiqa - Friday 12 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Friday

It’s your Friday Fix: the McGivern family react to the HIQA report, should our taxes be as high as Germany’s… and Enda Kenny the goat, King of the Puck Fair.

Take 5: Friday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

'Four critical decisions' led to 14-year-old girl's cancelled transplant

Meadhbh McGivern missed the chance for a liver transplant, because a flight bringing her to London was organised too late.

HIQA investigations cost more than €1 million

The four investigations were carried out by the Health Information and Quality Authority.

# hiqa - Thursday 11 August, 2011

Dirty doctors to lose parking privileges

Junior doctors at one Dublin hospital will lose their car parking spaces if they don’t attend hygiene classes.

# hiqa - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Wednesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Fatal shooting in Cork, pleas to release a seriously ill man from prison in the North, and Hugh Hefner, what a plank! It’s Wednesday’s Daily Fix.

Healthcare workers 'should be tracked'

The Health Information and Quality Authority wants every healthcare worker to be assigned a unique number which will follow them throughout the course of their career.

Tallaght Hospital admits patient medical records were breached

It had previously denied allegations of a data breach.