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HIQA

# hiqa - Today’s News

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 TheJournal.ie that he wants a routine test for sepsis introduced in Irish hospitals.

‘An appalling indictment of State failure’: Consultant calls for more maternity staff

National Maternity Hospital clinical director, Dr Peter Boylan, has raised concerns about the level of staffing in maternity care in response to the third report into the death of Savita Halappanavar published yesterday.

Lack of information means HIQA can’t assure safety of maternity services

“Young patients don’t just die,” said Nuala Lucas of HIQA yesterday as she spoke of deficiencies in staffing, knowledge, guidelines and protocol.

‘Disturbing similarities’ between Savita and Tania McCabe deaths

Only five of the 19 maternity units in Ireland have learned from the tragic deaths of the garda sergeant and one of her twin boys.

# hiqa - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

University Hospital Galway apologises to Praveen Halappanavar and family

The apology comes after the publication of a damning HIQA report into Savita’s treatment at University Hospital Galway.

Damning Savita report details litany of hospital care failures

A report from HIQA details the care received by Savita Halappanavar at University Hospital Galway in October 2012.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

This shocking graph shows 13 “missed opportunities” in treatment of Savita

Red crosses show points at which intervention might have helped Savita in the four days before she died at University Hospital Galway one year ago.

# hiqa - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

HSE to close children’s unit following inspection

A report by HIQA found that a Monaghan care unit did not have adequate fire safety procedures in place, leading to a decision to close it.

# hiqa - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Patients at infection risk due to poor hand-hygiene

HIQA has found that a number of hospitals, including St. James in Dublin, are falling below required hand-hygiene standards.

# hiqa - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Almost 400 children on child services waiting lists in Waterford

A HIQA inspection into Child Protection and Welfare Service in the county highlighted the problem but the HSE says it is working on clearing the lists.

# hiqa - Friday 6 September, 2013

Action taken on Mayo foster service over safety concerns

The HIQA report found that an immediate action plan had to be put in place – an “exceptional regulatory activity”.

# hiqa - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Drugs fridge in unsecure area left unlocked at Beaumont Hospital

Hygiene issues identified during an assessment by HIQA may have presented a ‘serious risk’ to patients, a report also found.

# hiqa - Friday 16 August, 2013

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Patients at risk at ‘unclean’ Waterford Regional Hospital by lack of hand washing

Waterford was not alone in criticism as HIQA also released reports for St Michael’s Hospital, Portiuncula Hospital, Louth County Hospital and Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan.

# hiqa - Friday 26 July, 2013

Food, restraint and family: Reports give insight into foster care

In some centres, children and young people engaged in risk-taking behaviour, inspection reports from HIQA found.

# hiqa - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Almost 1-in-4 responses to ‘life-threatening’ 999 calls not meeting HIQA targets

In 65 per cent of cases, ambulances aren’t arriving at the scene within the 19 minute response time set-out by the health watchdog.

# hiqa - Friday 21 June, 2013

Maternity unit and patient equipment at Tipperary hospital are unclean

The Health Information and Quality Authority has carried out inspections on five hospitals with South Tipperary General Hospital coming in for particularly strong criticism.

# hiqa - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Persistent staffing problems identified at Donegal nursing home

A lack of dedicated cleaning staff meant some residents’ facilities were ‘heavily soiled’, HIQA found.

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