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# hiqa - Friday 22 July, 2011

Avondale nursing home taken over by HSE HSE

Avondale nursing home taken over by HSE

Following a court order yesterday, residents are now being moved out of the nursing home by the HSE.

# hiqa - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

Mortality figures at Roscommon hospital disputed

The government has been accused of misleading the public – and the HSE has admitted that HIQA inspectors never visited Roscommon Hospital before compiling their reports.

# hiqa - Sunday 10 July, 2011

Enda Kenny 'regrets confusion' over hospital election promises

The Taoiseach has insisted he was forced to backtrack on campaign pledges by safety fears at Roscommon A&E.

# hiqa - Monday 4 July, 2011

Co Meath nursing home closed by court order

The owner of Creevelea House Nursing Home in Laytown consents to legal action by HIQA having it closed.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

# hiqa - Thursday 30 June, 2011

Watchdog says serious risks to patients at Tallaght hospital

The Health Information and Quality Authority has published the terms of reference of its statutory inquiry into care in the hospital’s A&E.

# hiqa - Monday 27 June, 2011

Poll: Do you have confidence in hospital emergency services? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you have confidence in hospital emergency services?

As HIQA launches its investigation into emergency services at Tallaght Hospital, asks how you feel about emergency treatment in Ireland.

HIQA should investigate standards at ALL overcrowded emergency services

Emergency Medicine group calls for HIQA to expand its investigation to all hospitals which have a record of chronic overcrowding in their emergency departments.

# hiqa - Saturday 25 June, 2011

Tallaght A&E to undergo safety probe

The Health Information and Quality Authority will carry out a statutory investigation into the care given to acute patients.

# hiqa - Friday 24 June, 2011

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The Daily Fix: Friday

In your evening wrap-up: Does the DAA chief deserve a bonus? How is Ireland so good at boxing? And shouldn’t they have called the movie The Anti-Social Network?

Rostrevor House pays outstanding wages to all but one of its former staff

13 of the 14 employees who were due an average of €4,000 each get their money – the other one is the whistleblower.

# hiqa - Thursday 9 June, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Gaddafi ordered campaign of mass rape, ICC claims; horrific allegations of abuse emerge at Rostrevor – and the most breathtaking picture from space you’ll see all day.

# hiqa - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock

Elderly residents allegedly kicked and slapped at Rostrevor House Nursing Home

The Health Information and Quality Authority provided information to Gardaí on alleged abuse at the Rathgar nursing home. The HSE has now taken control of the facility.

# hiqa - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

Dublin nursing home taken over by HSE HSE

Dublin nursing home taken over by HSE

The HSE has taken control of a Dublin nursing home, and responsibility for its elderly residents, after HIQA secured a court order to cancel the home’s registration.

# hiqa - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

New report identifies patients at risk at Mallow General Hospital

HIQA report slams the HSE for failing to implement recommendations arising out of previous investigation at Ennis General Hospital.

# hiqa - Friday 8 April, 2011

HIQA expenditure growing every year

Figures from the Health and Information Quality Authority’s 2010 report show that it has spent €55million in total in four years.

# hiqa - Friday 29 October, 2010

Clara nursing home closed by court order

Interim order granted for private home’s closure on grounds of risk to life or welfare of residents.

# hiqa - Wednesday 27 October, 2010

HIQA questions breast cancer care at Cork University Hospital

A number of ‘governance and operational management issues’ exist at Cork University Hospital’s Breast Clinic, according to HIQA’s review.

# hiqa - Friday 6 August, 2010

AN INDEPENDENT inquiry into safety issues and quality of care at Cork’s Mallow General Hospital is to be established, according to reports by RTÉ.

A number of complaints about the hospital, which serves serves a population of around 90,000 people, were passed on to the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA).

Both the HSE and the Minister for Health Mary Harney have been notified about the pending inquiry, which will be conducted by HIQA.

The inquiry is being established under Section 9 of the Health Act 2007.

THE HEALTH Service Executive has indefinitely postponed the opening of a community hospital in Dingle, Co Kerry.

The delay is apparently due to a problem securing registration for the facility from the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA).

The hospital, was built at a cost of €16m.

HIQA has said that it has ‘serious’ concerns about a number of issues relating to the facility, which means that the opening of the hospital is likely to be delayed for several months.

The opening for the hospital was recently confirmed for 27 July 2010, but this date has since been revised.

Dingle News reported that the news of the latest postponement had “sparked anger locally as arrangements had already been made to transfer patients; medical supplies, equipment and files had already been transferred from St. Elizabeth’s in advance of the proposed opening.”

# hiqa - Thursday 15 July, 2010

CHILDREN WHO ARE placed in foster care because of abuse, neglect, or the death of a guardian are being failed by the system, according to a recent investigation.

The independent health watchdog said that the Health Service Executive (HSE) was guilty of “significant and serious shortcomings” in the quality of care it has been providing for vulnerable young people.

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) says that the foster care services in Dublin North West and Dublin North Central during 2009, the year examined, were “in a state of crisis.”

HIQA found that some children had not been visited by a social workers for several years, or did not have a social worker assigned to them.

Some children were not aware they were permitted to contact social workers or had a telephone number to do so.

Inspectors found that despite some cases of neglect or abuse being flagged by social workers – or by young people themselves – many were left in unsafe situations.

In one case a child who had run away from a foster home because of abusive treatment was actually returned to the home pending an investigation into the allegations.

Investigations showed that homes in Dublin North were generally safe and well-organised. Minister for Children Barry Andrews said that it was unacceptable that there should be such discrepancies in the quality of care within Dublin alone.

The report recommends that new standards be established by February 2011.

The HSE has said that of 75% of the children in Dublin North East have been allocated a social worker since last October 2009.

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