# hiqa - Today’s News
Is that glass rattling? Oh dear God…
# 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.
HIQA inspected the home last summer and found a number of failings.
# hiqa - Monday 1 December, 2014
A number of staff have been placed ‘off-duty’.
The proposed defibrillator plan could save fifty lives over five years, at a cost of €105 million.
# hiqa - Friday 21 November, 2014
One child had not been visited by a social worker in more than four years.
# hiqa - Friday 24 October, 2014
Hiqa carried out an unannounced inspection of Aras Chois Fharraige last month.
# hiqa - Wednesday 22 October, 2014
# hiqa - Thursday 16 October, 2014
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
The centre in Offaly was given an immediate care order.
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
A programme to install public access defibrillators around the country has been looked at.
# hiqa - Wednesday 6 August, 2014
Residents were also expected to pay for staff meals on outings.
# hiqa - Monday 28 July, 2014
The gardaí are investigating the sudden death of a 72-year-old man at the care home in 2012.
# hiqa - Friday 25 July, 2014
A subsequent report showed a major improvement.
# hiqa - Thursday 17 July, 2014
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
Draft recommendations have been published.
# hiqa - Friday 27 June, 2014
Non compliance was found in some areas relating to hazard identification and risk assessment.
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
Much of the criticism was focused on a care service in Cork.
# hiqa - Wednesday 11 June, 2014
Hiqa carried out two unannounced inspections at the hospital.