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#Care homes

# care-homes - Monday 2 November, 2020

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

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

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?

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

The allegations are contained in documents released to 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

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

Dr Shaun O’Keefe has been talking to 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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

27 of those complaints are redacted.

# care-homes - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

HSE to close children's unit following inspection

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

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"

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

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know: the latest on the murder of two Down women in Turkey, the grim outlook for the Waterford whale, a high-profile defection in Libya, and Simon Cowell’s plans for the afterlife

# care-homes - Friday 29 July, 2011

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

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