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# hiqa - Sunday 17 May, 2015

‘They were lied to’: Health Minister speaks out over baby deaths

The Health Minister Leo Varadkar has spoken out about the findings in HIQA’s report on the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise.

# hiqa - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

“Like something from a Frankenstein novel” – bereaved mother describes Portlaoise Hospital’s morgue

Janice Boland has given a heart-rending interview regarding the trauma she went through at the maternity hospital in 2006

# hiqa - Saturday 9 May, 2015

“To err is human, to cover up is inexcusable” – eight babies died at Portlaoise Hospital

The HIQA report painted a picture of care that was woefully substandard.

# hiqa - Friday 8 May, 2015

Baby’s remains squeezed into tiny box and given to parents HSE

Baby’s remains squeezed into tiny box and given to parents

The HIQA report into Midland Regional Hospital comes after an RTÉ investigation last year into the deaths of five babies at the hospital.

# hiqa - Friday 3 April, 2015

This nursing home has been reprimanded yet again after a FIFTH inspection

Mullinahinch House nursing home had failed to rectify old problems and had accumulated a host of new ones, according to inspectors.

# hiqa - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Children put at ‘significant risk’ in Cork by State services

Some children had been waiting four years for a social worker.

The HSE has published five letters it sent to health watchdog as hospital fight intensifies

More than 250 adverse findings were discovered in the standards of care at Portlaoise Hospital.

# hiqa - Monday 23 March, 2015

A report into Portlaoise hospital is being delayed AGAIN as the HSE and HIQA go toe to toe

The inquiry came about after a 2014 Prime Time report discovered five newborns had died in very similar circumstances at the hospital.

# hiqa - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Dublin firefighters to vote on industrial action over ambulance dispatch move

The National Ambulance Service will be taking all Dublin calls from now on – but firefighters aren’t happy with the move.

# hiqa - Monday 2 March, 2015

Where you live could determine whether an ambulance gets to you on time

A regional breakdown of response times show success can fluctuate from 95% to just 45% depending on there the call is.

# hiqa - Monday 23 February, 2015

Sticky residue and stains found on equipment at Limerick hospital

Serious hand hygiene and equipment cleanliness issues were also identified at Cork University Hospital.

Child restrained with handcuffs by five staff at Oberstown campus

A HIQA report also found staff excessively used single separation, with one child locked in a room for 83 hours over four days.

# hiqa - Saturday 17 January, 2015

No new admissions at care home where residents ‘regularly assaulted each other’

The operators of the centre have committed to a range of reforms.

# hiqa - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Care home staff were not trained to deal with resident who kept punching themselves

One resident was left playing with blocks on the floor for most of the day, only getting a break to go to the toilet and eat.

# hiqa - Monday 12 January, 2015

Teens in State-run home were leaving regularly to take drugs

A Hiqa report found the care centre was not run in a way that the children were always safe and protected from themselves.

# 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

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# 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 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.

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