# hiqa - Today’s News
Tis the season…
# hiqa - Tuesday 2 February, 2016
Most people will have HPV at some point in their lives. Certain types can lead to cervical cancer.
# hiqa - Friday 9 October, 2015
Staff were overwhelmed by the violent and aggressive behaviour of some residents.
# hiqa - Wednesday 9 September, 2015
Only children in high-risk groups could be vaccinated.
# hiqa - Monday 31 August, 2015
A twist in an Irish nanny’s murder case, a shocking report on a special care unit and violent protests in Ukraine…
One young person who spoke to inspectors described not being allowed access to a toilet as ‘disgusting’.
# hiqa - Wednesday 26 August, 2015
The Richmond House care home in Monkstown, south Dublin, was found to be negligent in several ways following a HIQA inspection in June.
# hiqa - Thursday 13 August, 2015
Inspectors noted that some parts of the centre were “visibly unclean”.
# hiqa - Thursday 6 August, 2015
Hiqa has warned the centre containing the home could face closure.
# hiqa - Tuesday 28 July, 2015
Health watchdog HIQA has released details of six unannounced inspections at hospitals around the country.
# hiqa - Thursday 23 July, 2015
Residents had little privacy, and had to be helped long distances to access wheelchair-accessible toilets.
# hiqa - Wednesday 22 July, 2015
Numerous shortcomings were found by a Hiqa report published yesterday.
# hiqa - Tuesday 21 July, 2015
A Hiqa report found a litany of failures in the 83 bed facility for elderly people.
# hiqa - Monday 20 July, 2015
The latest suspension is not connected with the RTÉ probe, or with follow up actions by gardaí.
# hiqa - Friday 3 July, 2015
A new report looks at child protection services in North Dublin.
# hiqa - Monday 29 June, 2015
The unit at St Patricks, Kilkenny, which houses 28 people, has been de-registered for up to 28 days over a number of concerns.
# hiqa - Friday 12 June, 2015
In one instance, residents were locked in a unit while a nurse went to another to administer medicines.
# hiqa - Thursday 11 June, 2015
Hiqa has called for an urgent review of staffing levels at Cregg House in Sligo following concerns raised in three new reports.
# hiqa - Wednesday 3 June, 2015
The news that complex surgery will no longer be performed at Portlaoise follows last month’s highly critical HIQA report into the standard of care at the hospital.
# hiqa - Monday 25 May, 2015
A report today said the children were moved before any assessment could take place and this hindered one of the investigations.
# hiqa - Sunday 17 May, 2015
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
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
The HIQA report painted a picture of care that was woefully substandard.
# hiqa - Friday 8 May, 2015
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
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
Some children had been waiting four years for a social worker.
More than 250 adverse findings were discovered in the standards of care at Portlaoise Hospital.
# hiqa - Monday 23 March, 2015
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
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
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
Serious hand hygiene and equipment cleanliness issues were also identified at Cork University Hospital.
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
The operators of the centre have committed to a range of reforms.
# hiqa - Tuesday 13 January, 2015
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
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
Three maternity hospitals visited by inspectors were found to be clean but with some exceptions.
# hiqa - Thursday 11 December, 2014
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
HIQA has carried out a review of the National Ambulance Service.
# hiqa - Friday 5 December, 2014
Reviews of services have found that significant progress has been made at University Hospital Galway.
# hiqa - Wednesday 3 December, 2014
A report yesterday criticised response times and the fleet’s age.
# hiqa - Tuesday 2 December, 2014
A Hiqa report into the ambulance service has been published.