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# hiqa - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

Some Irish hospitals could stand to be a lot cleaner…

Health watchdog HIQA has released details of six unannounced inspections at hospitals around the country.

# hiqa - Thursday 23 July, 2015

‘Privacy and dignity’ breached at Roscommon nursing home

Residents had little privacy, and had to be helped long distances to access wheelchair-accessible toilets.

# hiqa - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Going a month without a shower at HSE-run home is “intolerable”

Numerous shortcomings were found by a Hiqa report published yesterday.

# hiqa - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Elderly residents of HSE-run home went without a shower for a month

A Hiqa report found a litany of failures in the 83 bed facility for elderly people.

# hiqa - Monday 20 July, 2015

Áras Attracta: Another staff member suspended at controversial Mayo home

The latest suspension is not connected with the RTÉ probe, or with follow up actions by gardaí.

# hiqa - Friday 3 July, 2015

Gardaí claim child abuse investigations were badly delayed by Tusla

A new report looks at child protection services in North Dublin.

# hiqa - Monday 29 June, 2015

A care home for those with intellectual disabilities has been de-registered following an inspection

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

Residents at disability centre locked in unit because of staff shortages

In one instance, residents were locked in a unit while a nurse went to another to administer medicines.

# hiqa - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Care centre resident drugged 13 times by staff as form of ‘chemical restraint’

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

Decision to outsource surgery at Portlaoise “threatens existence of hospital”

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

Children moved from asylum centres after claims of inappropriate contact

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

‘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

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

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.

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