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# hiqa - Friday 12 December, 2014

Single-use injection vial ‘used on multiple patients’ in maternity hospital

Three maternity hospitals visited by inspectors were found to be clean but with some exceptions.

# hiqa - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Residents restrained 772 times at Meath care home

Part of the report found conditions at the home to be “a significant denial of residents’ civil, legal and human rights.”

# hiqa - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Managers in the Ambulance Service say they lack the skills to do their work

HIQA has carried out a review of the National Ambulance Service.

# hiqa - Friday 5 December, 2014

The hospital where Savita died is improving, although not quickly enough in some areas

Reviews of services have found that significant progress has been made at University Hospital Galway.

# hiqa - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

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Poll: Do you have confidence in our ambulance services?

A report yesterday criticised response times and the fleet’s age.

# hiqa - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Ambulance report wants fewer patients brought to hospital and more on-scene treatment

A Hiqa report into the ambulance service has been published.

Renewed calls to meet minister after abuse claims at Mayo care home

HIQA inspected the home last summer and found a number of failings.

# hiqa - Monday 1 December, 2014

Gardaí and HSE investigate ‘force feeding and slapping’ at Mayo care facility

A number of staff have been placed ‘off-duty’.

We need better access to defibrillators, not more devices – Hiqa

The proposed defibrillator plan could save fifty lives over five years, at a cost of €105 million.

# hiqa - Friday 21 November, 2014

More than 100 children in foster care have no social worker

One child had not been visited by a social worker in more than four years.

# hiqa - Friday 24 October, 2014

Watchdog finds issues with nutrition and healthcare at Galway nursing home

Hiqa carried out an unannounced inspection of Aras Chois Fharraige last month.

# hiqa - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# hiqa - Thursday 16 October, 2014

‘Unclean equipment posed high risk to patients’ at Tallaght Hospital

A report gave details of unclean equipment, unregulated isolation rooms and potential risk of inter-patient transmission of infective material because of low staffing levels.

# 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 - 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.

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