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# Care homes

Last year
2022
# Nursing Homes
Nursing home complaints: 'Window visits not being permitted' and other Covid concerns
The allegations are contained in documents released to The Journal under the Freedom of Information Act.
The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.
Dozens of complaints were made throughout the year regarding issues surrounding Covid-19.
Other complaints were made over issues such as abuse allegations, building standards and staffing issues.
30 cases taken against the State over Covid-19 deaths in care settings
Hiqa report reveals some main factors behind Covid-19 outbreaks in nursing homes
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# High Court
High Court Judge directs Covid-19 deaths case must be heard in presence of State lawyers
The Minister for Health decided in June not to establish an investigation into Covid-19 deaths in care homes.
# Care homes
A year of lockdown in nursing homes: 'Staff and residents are now closer than ever'
We speak to two staff members tasked with keeping care home residents engaged during the pandemic.
# The North
More than half a million people in NI have now received first dose of Covid-19 vaccine
The drive to administer first and second doses of vaccines across the North’s care homes has been completed.
# factcheck
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”.
# Covid-19
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.
# Abuse
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.
# Allegations
Nursing home complaints: Allegations of sexual assault and unexplained injuries
The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.
# Criminal records
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.
# anti-psychotics
Older patients sedated to help them adjust to incontinence pads
Dr Shaun O’Keefe has been talking to TheJournal.ie about the misuse of drugs in the treatment of older patients.
# Mental Health
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
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.
# Abuse
700 complaints about nursing and care home staff passed to gardaí
27 of those complaints are redacted.
# HIQA
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.
# psychotropic drugs
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
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
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.