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#Care homes

# care-homes - Monday 1 November, 2021

High Court Judge directs Covid-19 deaths case must be heard in presence of State lawyers
# High Court
# High Court

High Court Judge directs Covid-19 deaths case must be heard in presence of State lawyers

Nov 1st 2021, 4:38 PM 24,929 Views 0 Comments

The Minister for Health decided in June not to establish an investigation into Covid-19 deaths in care homes.

# care-homes - Sunday 28 March, 2021

A year of lockdown in nursing homes: 'Staff and residents are now closer than ever'
# Care Homes
# Care Homes

A year of lockdown in nursing homes: 'Staff and residents are now closer than ever'

Mar 28th 2021, 9:30 AM 11,125 Views 5 Comments

We speak to two staff members tasked with keeping care home residents engaged during the pandemic.

# care-homes - Friday 26 February, 2021

More than half a million people in NI have now received first dose of Covid-19 vaccine
# The North
# The North

More than half a million people in NI have now received first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Feb 26th 2021, 8:05 PM 10,016 Views 13 Comments

The drive to administer first and second doses of vaccines across the North’s care homes has been completed.

# care-homes - Monday 2 November, 2020

FactCheck: No, care home residents in Ireland did not die two days after receiving a flu vaccine
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, care home residents in Ireland did not die two days after receiving a flu vaccine

Nov 2nd 2020, 6:17 PM 31,086 Views 16 Comments

A social media post claims older people have been given a higher dose of the vaccine as part of a “culling agenda”.

# care-homes - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

True UK coronavirus death toll set to be revealed as care home numbers to be counted
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

True UK coronavirus death toll set to be revealed as care home numbers to be counted

Apr 29th 2020, 7:10 AM 42,950 Views 27 Comments

The UK government is preparing to release up-to-date figures for the number of people who have died in the community and care homes.

# care-homes - Saturday 26 October, 2019

What happened to the HSE's proposal for its own undercover investigations in care homes?
# Abuse
# Abuse

What happened to the HSE's proposal for its own undercover investigations in care homes?

Oct 26th 2019, 10:00 PM 16,864 Views 19 Comments

Back in 2014, then director general Tony O’Brien said it was time to look at these sorts of measures to protect vulnerable clients.

# care-homes - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Nursing home complaints: Allegations of sexual assault and unexplained injuries
# Allegations
# Allegations

Nursing home complaints: Allegations of sexual assault and unexplained injuries

Aug 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 47,693 Views 23 Comments

The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

# care-homes - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Nursing homes: Almost half of HSE-run homes are failing when it comes to Garda vetting
# Criminal Records
# Criminal Records

Nursing homes: Almost half of HSE-run homes are failing when it comes to Garda vetting

Aug 20th 2019, 10:59 AM 10,599 Views 14 Comments

Health watchdog found that HSE-run care homes were breaching Garda-vetting rules.

# care-homes - Monday 1 August, 2016

Older patients sedated to help them adjust to incontinence pads
# Anti-psychotics
# Anti-psychotics

Older patients sedated to help them adjust to incontinence pads

Aug 1st 2016, 8:00 PM 18,778 Views 16 Comments

Dr Shaun O’Keefe has been talking to TheJournal.ie about the misuse of drugs in the treatment of older patients.

# care-homes - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

Here's where that €12 million taken from the mental health budget will be spent
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Here's where that €12 million taken from the mental health budget will be spent

Jun 8th 2016, 6:05 AM 17,500 Views 36 Comments

The removal of the money caused anger among mental health campaigners.

# care-homes - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Leo: The Áras Attracta abuse is the worst I've ever seen
# Care Homes
# Care Homes

Leo: The Áras Attracta abuse is the worst I've ever seen

Dec 16th 2014, 10:45 AM 7,501 Views 53 Comments

The Health Minister has been speaking about the shocking footage broadcast by RTÉ last week.

# care-homes - Sunday 14 December, 2014

700 complaints about nursing and care home staff passed to gardaí
# Abuse
# Abuse

700 complaints about nursing and care home staff passed to gardaí

Dec 14th 2014, 4:51 PM 8,843 Views 11 Comments

27 of those complaints are redacted.

# care-homes - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

HSE to close children's unit following inspection
# HIQA
# HIQA

HSE to close children's unit following inspection

Oct 8th 2013, 12:31 PM 12,640 Views 62 Comments

A report by HIQA found that a Monaghan care unit did not have adequate fire safety procedures in place, leading to a decision to close it.

# care-homes - Thursday 21 February, 2013

Dispensing psychotropic drugs to the elderly doubles when they enter care
# Psychotropic Drugs
# Psychotropic Drugs

Dispensing psychotropic drugs to the elderly doubles when they enter care

Feb 21st 2013, 8:45 AM 4,172 Views 31 Comments

The results showed that psychotropic drug use was almost 20 times higher in care homes than in the community in Northern Ireland.

# care-homes - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

Use of restraint on nursing home residents caused "serious injuries"
# Care Homes
# Care Homes

Use of restraint on nursing home residents caused "serious injuries"

Nov 9th 2011, 8:01 AM 2,179 Views 9 Comments

A HIQA report into the care administered to patients at Larchfield Park Nursing Home raised a number of concerns.

# care-homes - Saturday 20 August, 2011

# care-homes - Friday 29 July, 2011

Big-name Irish investors warned about standard of their British care homes
# Care Homes
# Care Homes

Big-name Irish investors warned about standard of their British care homes

Jul 29th 2011, 2:42 PM 1,028 Views 0 Comments

A chain of homes owned by investors including JP McManus and Dermot Desmond is told to improve services or face closure.