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# hiqa - Yesterday’s News


# hiqa - Monday 17 October, 2016

Midlands children in foster care can go months without seeing their siblings or birth families

A new report has identified serious shortcomings in foster care in the region.

# hiqa - Monday 5 September, 2016

Staff member in disabled care home accused of "verbal and psychological abuse" FOI

Staff member in disabled care home accused of "verbal and psychological abuse" Exclusive

New documents show a range of issues raised with disability services in Ireland.

# hiqa - Saturday 3 September, 2016

'Amazing', 'tasty', 'best I've ever had' - Patients at three Irish hospitals rave about meals

Hiqa began a monitoring programme last year to look at nutrition and hydration care of patients in Irish hospitals.

# hiqa - Sunday 28 August, 2016

Nursing home staff used "foul and abusive language" to intimidate and threaten people Exclusive

Documents show a number of serious issues in relation to care at nursing homes across Ireland.

# hiqa - Monday 11 July, 2016

HSE steps in after serious safety concerns for more than 40 people with autism

It follows Hiqa inspections at centres in Meath, Wexford and Kildare.

# hiqa - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Child left in isolation for 27 hours at controversial detention facility

The facility failed to meet nine out of 10 standards in a recent HIQA inspection.

# hiqa - Thursday 2 June, 2016

Children with disabilities: Over 70 claims of abuse received by health watchdog

Health and social care watchdog Hiqa also received notifications about serious injuries and misconduct by staff.

# hiqa - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

Teenage boy in care found dead on Dublin street on Monday

The Child and Family ageny, Tusla, is investigating the death of the 17-year-old boy.

# hiqa - Thursday 14 April, 2016

'There should be national outrage': 20% rise in reports of abuse in elderly care homes

The figures are contained in a Hiqa annual report.

# hiqa - Monday 11 April, 2016

Nursing home residents abused and 'left short of food as staff ate it' Exclusive

Documents released under the Freedom of Information Act detail a number of instances of alleged abuse.

# hiqa - Thursday 25 February, 2016

Louth care centre used disabled man’s money to buy cutlery, furnishings and fireplace

A report also found there were 74 reported incidents of abusive behaviour or assaults in an eight month period.

# hiqa - Monday 15 February, 2016

HIQA finds overcrowding, poor hygiene and risk of infection at Holles Street

It found that 46 babies were in the neonatal intensive care unit which was only designed for 36.

# hiqa - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Testing women for virus spread by skin-to-skin contact during sex might help detect cervical cancer

Most people will have HPV at some point in their lives. Certain types can lead to cervical cancer.

# hiqa - Friday 9 October, 2015

386 ‘significant incidents’ in care centre that housed five children

Staff were overwhelmed by the violent and aggressive behaviour of some residents.

# hiqa - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

BCG scars could become a thing of the past for most people

Only children in high-risk groups could be vaccinated.

# hiqa - Monday 31 August, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

A twist in an Irish nanny’s murder case, a shocking report on a special care unit and violent protests in Ukraine…

Children detained in special care unit forced to urinate on floor

One young person who spoke to inspectors described not being allowed access to a toilet as ‘disgusting’.

# hiqa - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Care home refused to call fire brigade following alarm as it would have cost too much

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

Rat traps, cobwebs and piles of dead insects at Kilkenny disability centre

Inspectors noted that some parts of the centre were “visibly unclean”.

# hiqa - Thursday 6 August, 2015

Áras Attracta’s Bungalow Three is in the spotlight again

Hiqa has warned the centre containing the home could face closure.

# 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.

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