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#Care

# care - Thursday 22 August, 2019

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.

# care - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

So far this year, 32 children have had to stay in adult mental health units and it's going to continue to happen

HSE said placing children in adult units will ‘continue to be necessary’.

# care - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Ireland has third highest weekly hours of 'unpaid work' across EU

A new report found Irish adults spend an average of 16 hours per week caring and 14.5 hours on housework.

# care - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Just 2% of safeguarding concerns reported to HSE come from people experiencing alleged abuse

The bulk of reports of abuse come from either staff members at facilities of family members.

# care - Saturday 5 January, 2019

Nursing home complaints: Allegations of poor hygiene standards and staffing issues

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

# care - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Nurses are the victims in 70% of assaults in Irish hospitals

Figures from the HSE show how frequently nursing staff are assaulted.

# care - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Children went 'missing' from Tusla care home more than 100 times in twelve-month period

The findings were made as part of an unannounced inspection by HIQA in July.

# care - Friday 7 September, 2018

High Court rules detention of woman with dementia whose son threatened to kill her is lawful

The court previously heard that the woman’s son had been secretly recorded threatening and verbally abusing her.

# care - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Nursing home complaints: Staff member accused of 'physically and emotionally' abusing resident

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

# care - Saturday 14 July, 2018

‘I was homeless and in a shelter at 15’: Care leavers being forced into homelessness

Limited supports for children coming through care is forcing young people out onto the streets and into a growing homeless crisis.

# care - Monday 2 July, 2018

HSE launches investigation into south Dublin disability service after mistreatment allegations Exclusive

The mother had had a number of meetings with HSE management before it decided to investigate the matter.

# care - Thursday 7 June, 2018

'Serious concerns' over private treatment centre for people with anorexia

There was little evidence during inspections that the current medical, nursing, or healthcare assistant staff had eating disorder training.

# care - Saturday 17 February, 2018

'It's absolutely like minding a child': Nora Owen on caring for her husband with dementia

Owen spoke to Marian Finucane this morning about the progression of her husband’s condition.

# care - Monday 15 January, 2018

Child with Down Syndrome and severe autism who was abandoned at birth was 'not receiving sufficient HSE and Tusla support'

Tusla has committed to undertaking a “systemic review” of supports.

# care - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Nursing home staff member accused of 'squeezing resident's face and using abusive language'

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

# care - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Almost half of older people depressed in months before death, according to study

The end of life study also found that nearly half (46%) of participants died in a hospital.

# care - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Report into death of teen finds impact of separating her from younger sibling was not understood

‘Clare’ was in foster care when she took her own life.

# care - Friday 4 August, 2017

Kerry nursing home told its system for residents' cash is 'not secure'

An inspection in April this year also found some staff had not received training in medication management and infection control.

# care - Saturday 22 July, 2017

Nearly 1,500 children were taken into emergency care over four years

An emergency care order is made through the Courts service when there is a real and immediate risk to the child’s safety.

# care - Friday 7 July, 2017

'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death'

The Irish Hospice Foundation has said investing in bereavement services and end-of-life care will benefit society as a whole.

# care - Thursday 6 July, 2017

'They simply can't afford it': Older people being priced out of nursing homes

Age Action has said some nursing homes are charging “extortionate costs”.

# care - Monday 26 June, 2017

Elderly couple married for 63 years separated as one is rejected for nursing home care

Michael Devereaux (90) broke down in tears as he explained the ‘nightmare’ situation.

# care - Friday 16 June, 2017

"This is a difficult case": Placement found for teenager left 'lying in hospital' for weeks

The case had been brought before the High Court by the teenager’s guardian ad litem.

Plight of teenager left 'lying in hospital' for weeks brought to High Court Exclusive

There is no suitable placement for the teenager, who has a history of self harm.

# care - Saturday 10 June, 2017

'They're extremely loyal. Even though they've grown up with neglect they just want to go home'

Guardians ad litem are appointed by the courts to give children a voice, but that task is by no means an easy one.

# care - Saturday 27 May, 2017

'I was afraid of my father. I thought it was normal to be afraid of adults'

A new report from NUI Galway highlights the experiences of children in foster care in Ireland.

# care - 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.

Over half of 16 and 17-year-olds in State care have no aftercare worker

An aftercare worker is assigned to teenagers in State care as they approach the age of 18.

# care - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Suicide, overdose, sudden infant death: Children who died while in contact with social services

The National Review Panel released five case studies of vulnerable children who died.

# care - Monday 24 April, 2017

'I remember throwing myself on top of the coffin saying no, you can’t take her because I can’t do this again'

RTÉ Investigates reports on problems in care at Portiuncula Hospital.

# care - Sunday 2 April, 2017

The challenges of integrating migrant children in Ireland's care

There are many challenges around mental health and cultural identity in particular.

# care - Thursday 23 March, 2017

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Teen who spoke about scoliosis pain on the Late Late Show will finally get her surgery today

Megan Halvey-Ryan’s surgery has been delayed several times before.

# care - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Child taken into care after her mother was found passed out on New Year's Eve

Gardaí were called to the hotel where the girl and her mother were staying.

# care - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

'If we had simply accepted that ageist foster parents rule, it would still be with us'

In May, TheJournal.ie exclusively reported about the case where grandparents were told they were too old to be the foster carers of their grandchild.

# care - Saturday 19 November, 2016

'They drive you nuts and make you laugh' - Irish foster carers share their stories

The child and family agency is currently running a campaign looking for a home for one particular child.

# care - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Children do better when minded by relatives and childminders rather than full-time parents, says ESRI

The study looked at 9,000 children under the age of 5 in Ireland.

# care - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Nine months after probe promised into alleged foster care abuse - still no inquiry

The scandal resulted in the HSE Director General Tony O’Brien apologising to the 47 families who were in the care of the home.

# care - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

'My life is shattered': Social care workers speak out about vicious assaults

Workers say management ignores the impact attacks have on workers.

# care - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

'Bungalow Three as we saw it then does not exist anymore' - Áras Attracta report published

The findings of the panel of specialists set up to examine the care centre are being published today.

# care - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Boy accused of attacking care centre staff granted bail after going missing

The boy is accused of attacking staff at a care centre in Dublin.

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