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# hiqa - Yesterday’s News


# hiqa - Monday 12 June, 2017

Elderly residents at Clare hospital stay in bed all day as 'they've nowhere else to go', court hears

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) is attempting to close St Joseph’s Hospital to further admissions until 2021.

# hiqa - Friday 9 June, 2017

Volunteer accused of abuse was allowed to keep working at disability service for years

Hiqa found that management at Camphill in Kilkenny repeatedly failed to address safeguarding of residents.

# hiqa - Monday 29 May, 2017

Irish women may need fewer smear tests to screen for cervical cancer HPV

Irish women may need fewer smear tests to screen for cervical cancer

Hiqa is recommending a HPV test first instead.

# hiqa - Thursday 25 May, 2017

'Huge concerns' over future of disability service in Kilkenny

The centre at Ballytobin is to be transferred to the HSE.

# hiqa - Sunday 21 May, 2017

'Behind each of these numbers is a child that needs help': The business of fostering in Ireland

The State spends over €100 million on foster care each year but Tusla’s role in providing this care is under sharp scrutiny.

# hiqa - Thursday 11 May, 2017

'HIQA does not yet have the legal mandate to assess the services of the most vulnerable'

There are still groups of vulnerable people who are outside of HIQA’s remit and are thus at risk of abuse or neglect, writes Phelim Quinn.

# hiqa - Monday 8 May, 2017

One-fifth of Irish people have witnessed poor care for the elderly

A significant number of people have witnessed physical or emotional abuse in home care services.

# hiqa - Thursday 4 May, 2017

HSE takes legal action to prevent closure of Clare hospital for the elderly

According to health authority HIQA the action by the HSE is the first of its kind.

# hiqa - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Residents' favourite foods withheld: The problems found in Ireland's care services

At one hospital, “patients who were unable to walk did not have access to fresh drinking water”.

# hiqa - Monday 1 May, 2017

Want to give feedback on your hospital treatment? From today, you can

Patients discharged between now and the end of May will be able to complete the National Patient Experience Survey.

# hiqa - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Children abscond from Tusla care centre 42 times in five months

No further admissions will be made to the Tusla centre until these issues are fixed.

# hiqa - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Foster service in south central Dublin had 'significant risks' for children

All other 21 headings “require improvement”.

# hiqa - Monday 10 April, 2017

Here's the official advice on how to quit smoking (and it doesn't include vaping)

Ireland’s health authority has recommended that the government wait for more studies before endorsing e-cigarettes.

# hiqa - Friday 24 March, 2017

Deficiencies in ambulance service putting patients in Dublin at risk, says Hiqa

Hiqa said that a detailed plan for ambulance services across Dublin didn’t exist.

# hiqa - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

21 reports of abuse in a month prompts inspection of Dublin disabilities centre

Hiqa inspected Ashington Centre, Dublin 7 after reports of physical and verbal abuse of residents.

# hiqa - Friday 17 February, 2017

HIQA serves closure notices to Louth disability services as sites deemed unfit for purpose

The facility at Drumcar has been the subject of a number of HIQA inspections in the past.

# hiqa - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Lack of dental care sees nursing home patients needing up to 20 teeth extracted at once

One of country’s senior dentists reveals some nursing homes neglecting duty of care to elderly.

# hiqa - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Success of e-cigarettes cautiously backed by Hiqa report

Data from Healthy Ireland reveals that 29% of smokers currently use e-cigarettes as an aid to quitting smoking.

# hiqa - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Elderly care patient discovered 'lying on the bedroom floor covered in urine and faeces' Exclusive

Records released detail complaints received by Hiqa in relation to nursing homes.

# hiqa - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

End-of-life care plans at Galway nursing home left blank

There was also no nurse in charge on the day of a Hiqa inspection.

# hiqa - Monday 5 December, 2016

'Significant risks remain' at hospital despite maternity improvements after eight baby deaths

A report into Portlaoise General Hospital was published today.

# hiqa - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Children experienced "significant harm" at state-run care home

HIQA inspection found that the centre has been going through a period of crisis for a long period of time.

# hiqa - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Inspection finds operating department at Coombe maternity hospital not fit for purpose

The operating theatres, staff facilities and the storage of sterile supplies were all criticised.

# 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’.

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