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# inspection - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Concerns raised after residents left for hours without breakfast at disability centre

14 incidents of potential abuse have been identified at Stewarts Care in Dublin.

# inspection - Monday 6 November, 2017

'Physically and psychologically abusive' situation reported at Kilkenny care centre

The centre provides long-term residential care to children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

# inspection - Monday 2 October, 2017

Children 'subjected to atmosphere of fear' due to issues at residential centre

A report found that improvements followed the appointment of an interim centre manager.

# inspection - Friday 4 August, 2017

'Crying and shivering': Residents and staff at disability care centre describe fear and vulnerability

A report on this centre in Limerick is one of 22 Hiqa inspections that were published today.

# inspection - Friday 5 May, 2017

# inspection - 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.

# inspection - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

'Hungry, thirsty, filthy': Woman fined €2,500 after dogs discovered in horrendous conditions

One of the dogs was missing all but two of his teeth.

# inspection - 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.

# inspection - 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.

# inspection - 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.

# inspection - Monday 13 June, 2016

Landlords could face NCT-style checks to bring rental properties up to standard

Housing charity Threshold said some tenants are now “afraid” to complain about sub-standard accommodation.

# inspection - 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.

# inspection - Thursday 22 October, 2015

Detention centre puts children in isolation for smoking and bad language

The unannounced inspection of Oberstown also found issues with care planning, mediation management and training.

# inspection - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Five sexual incidents at centre for vulnerable adults investigated

Files for the patients showed no record of a capacity to make a decision on engaging in a sexual relationship.

# inspection - 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.

# inspection - 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.

# inspection - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Wing part found on island is from MH370

Technical experts in France began examining the plane part today.

# inspection - 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.

# inspection - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

District attorney to examine balcony collapse as report blames rotten wood

Berkeley Police Department has said no criminal investigation is being carried out.

# inspection - 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.

# inspection - Thursday 11 June, 2015

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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.

# inspection - 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.

# inspection - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Getting an NCT soon? 24-hour testing among changes to speed it up

More staff and new lanes are also coming on stream.

# inspection - 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.

# inspection - 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.”

# inspection - 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.

# inspection - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Health watchdog had "grave concerns" over disability centre

The centre in Offaly was given an immediate care order.

Dignity of elderly compromised after being transported down corridors on commodes

The latest HIQA inspection reports finds elderly residents sitting alone during meal times with food on their face and clothing.

# inspection - Thursday 12 June, 2014

North Korea’s Kim censures weather service for ‘incorrect’ forecasts

He said that accurate forecasts are needed to protect the “lives and properties” of people from disasters.

# inspection - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Surprise inspections reveal Wexford hospital ward "generally unclean" with unsecured syringes

Hiqa carried out two unannounced inspections at the hospital.

# inspection - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Health inspectors find 'dirty' mattresses and 'soiled' flooring at Waterford Regional Hospital

The authority said the hospital has requested additional funding to replace 300 mattresses in the hospital.

# inspection - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

No evidence of consent for use of restraints at Enable Ireland residential home

A HIQA inspection found the home was non-compliant across 18 different outcomes that it examined.

# inspection - Friday 20 December, 2013

Surprise inspection of Holles St finds grime encrusted window sills and dusty incubator

The report from HIQA found that just 45 per cent of hand washing opportunities had been taken.

# inspection - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Seven businesses handed closure orders over food safety

Two restaurants in Dublin and two premises in Kerry are amongst the businesses affected.

# inspection - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Women 'needlessly strip-searched' in NI prison

Prison inspection reports found that “lessons had not been fully learned from recent deaths in custody”.

# inspection - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Drugs fridge in unsecure area left unlocked at Beaumont Hospital

Hygiene issues identified during an assessment by HIQA may have presented a ‘serious risk’ to patients, a report also found.

# inspection - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Syria weapons inspection delayed over safety fears

The investigation has been delayed until tomorrow as rebels fail to guarantee the experts’ safety.

# inspection - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Anger as RTE Prime Time shows mistreatment of creche children

The programme which aired last night showed staff aggressively handling children, shouting at them, and leaving them in high chairs for long periods.

# inspection - Monday 20 May, 2013

"Excessive and problematic" drinking by nursing home residents

HIQA found that residents at a Tipperary nursing home socialised, but that at times their alcohol consumption led to challenging behaviours.

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