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#Health Information and Quality Authority

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Health watchdog notified of 68 'significant events' of accidental or unintended exposure to ionising radiation
# Scans
# Scans

Health watchdog notified of 68 'significant events' of accidental or unintended exposure to ionising radiation

Sep 9th 2020, 11:37 AM 16,571 Views 6 Comments

The majority of these events related to CT scans and involved relatively low dosses of radiation.

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Friday 4 September, 2020

HIQA: Temperature checks and screening for Covid-19 symptoms should not be carried out in schools
# Guidance
# Guidance

HIQA: Temperature checks and screening for Covid-19 symptoms should not be carried out in schools

Sep 4th 2020, 4:05 PM 18,532 Views 9 Comments

The watchdog has reviewed how other countries are managing the virus in schools.

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Ireland's health watchdog says mass thermal screening at airports for Covid-19 is ineffective
# Travel
# Travel

Ireland's health watchdog says mass thermal screening at airports for Covid-19 is ineffective

Aug 6th 2020, 10:59 AM 19,178 Views 38 Comments

The review found detection rates are low due to cases that do not present with a fever and those who are infectious before showing symptoms.

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Half of nursing homes inspected after Covid-19 outbreaks not infection-control compliant
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Half of nursing homes inspected after Covid-19 outbreaks not infection-control compliant

Jul 21st 2020, 4:06 PM 11,423 Views 30 Comments

One nursing home had left bedroom doors open for residents that had tested positive for Covid-19.

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Self-assessment checklist for nursing homes on Covid-19 preparations published by Hiqa
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Self-assessment checklist for nursing homes on Covid-19 preparations published by Hiqa

Apr 21st 2020, 3:26 PM 12,144 Views 49 Comments

On-site inspections to see how prepared nursing homes are for an outbreak will begin next week.

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Friday 7 December, 2018

Health minister says HPV vaccine will be extended to boys next year
# Cancer
# Cancer

Health minister says HPV vaccine will be extended to boys next year

Dec 7th 2018, 11:00 AM 10,872 Views 32 Comments

Hiqa has also recommended switching to a different vaccination – one that protects against an additional five types of HPV.

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Friday 4 August, 2017

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

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

Aug 4th 2017, 6:00 AM 8,749 Views 3 Comments

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

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Saturday 3 September, 2016

'Amazing', 'tasty', 'best I've ever had' - Patients at three Irish hospitals rave about meals
# Hospital Food
# Hospital Food

'Amazing', 'tasty', 'best I've ever had' - Patients at three Irish hospitals rave about meals

Sep 3rd 2016, 2:08 PM 39,580 Views 76 Comments

Hiqa began a monitoring programme last year to look at nutrition and hydration care of patients in Irish hospitals.

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Thursday 25 February, 2016

Louth care centre used disabled man's money to buy cutlery, furnishings and fireplace
# Failed
# Failed

Louth care centre used disabled man's money to buy cutlery, furnishings and fireplace

Feb 25th 2016, 9:27 AM 16,961 Views 31 Comments

A report also found there were 74 reported incidents of abusive behaviour or assaults in an eight month period.

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Friday 12 June, 2015

Residents at disability centre locked in unit because of staff shortages
# Cutbacks
# Cutbacks

Residents at disability centre locked in unit because of staff shortages

Jun 12th 2015, 2:22 PM 8,103 Views 17 Comments

In one instance, residents were locked in a unit while a nurse went to another to administer medicines.

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Monday 23 February, 2015

Sticky residue and stains found on equipment at Limerick hospital
# Unclean
# Unclean

Sticky residue and stains found on equipment at Limerick hospital

Feb 23rd 2015, 3:00 PM 10,571 Views 21 Comments

Serious hand hygiene and equipment cleanliness issues were also identified at Cork University Hospital.

Child restrained with handcuffs by five staff at Oberstown campus
# Detention
# Detention

Child restrained with handcuffs by five staff at Oberstown campus

Feb 23rd 2015, 12:05 PM 20,649 Views 56 Comments

A HIQA report also found staff excessively used single separation, with one child locked in a room for 83 hours over four days.

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Care home staff were not trained to deal with resident who kept punching themselves
# Louth
# Louth

Care home staff were not trained to deal with resident who kept punching themselves

Jan 13th 2015, 10:00 PM 19,832 Views 14 Comments

One resident was left playing with blocks on the floor for most of the day, only getting a break to go to the toilet and eat.

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Monday 12 January, 2015

Teens in State-run home were leaving regularly to take drugs
# Children In Care
# Children In Care

Teens in State-run home were leaving regularly to take drugs

Jan 12th 2015, 4:25 PM 9,655 Views 10 Comments

A Hiqa report found the care centre was not run in a way that the children were always safe and protected from themselves.

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Friday 24 October, 2014

Watchdog finds issues with nutrition and healthcare at Galway nursing home
# Spiddal
# Spiddal

Watchdog finds issues with nutrition and healthcare at Galway nursing home

Oct 24th 2014, 7:13 PM 7,645 Views 4 Comments

Hiqa carried out an unannounced inspection of Aras Chois Fharraige last month.

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Thursday 26 June, 2014

HIQA criticises some children's disability care services
# Care Services
# Care Services

HIQA criticises some children's disability care services

Jun 26th 2014, 4:32 PM 4,581 Views 6 Comments

Much of the criticism was focused on a care service in Cork.

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 11th 2014, 2:15 PM 8,419 Views 21 Comments

Hiqa carried out two unannounced inspections at the hospital.

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

‘We will get all the answers’ – Reilly says HIQA will review death of babies in Portlaoise
# Prime Time
# Prime Time

‘We will get all the answers’ – Reilly says HIQA will review death of babies in Portlaoise

Feb 4th 2014, 11:20 PM 11,813 Views 14 Comments

Reilly was speaking after one family, whose tragic story was outlined in a Prime Time special last week, met with members of the Oireachtas earlier today.

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Friday 21 June, 2013

Maternity unit and patient equipment at Tipperary hospital are unclean
# HIQA Inspections
# HIQA Inspections

Maternity unit and patient equipment at Tipperary hospital are unclean

Jun 21st 2013, 11:30 AM 4,989 Views 10 Comments

The Health Information and Quality Authority has carried out inspections on five hospitals with South Tipperary General Hospital coming in for particularly strong criticism.

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Friday 19 April, 2013

Combination of MRI and mammography could improve breast cancer detection
# Breast Cancer
# Breast Cancer

Combination of MRI and mammography could improve breast cancer detection

Apr 19th 2013, 7:15 AM 3,455 Views 4 Comments

Mammography is the primary breast imaging method used for screening in Ireland but MRI is more sensitive and improves detection rates.

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Thursday 18 April, 2013

Stronger breast cancer surveillance will reduce health service costs - report
# Breast Cancer
# Breast Cancer

Stronger breast cancer surveillance will reduce health service costs - report

Apr 18th 2013, 1:02 PM 3,469 Views 21 Comments

A report published by HIQA today recommends annual scans for women who have an elevated risk due to familial or genetic factors.

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

New child protection inspections to bring Ireland in line with international standards
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

New child protection inspections to bring Ireland in line with international standards

Feb 26th 2013, 6:50 AM 3,289 Views 4 Comments

The inspections will see the State’s children and families services subject to independent inspection and monitoring for the first time.

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Monday 25 February, 2013

Child protection and welfare services to be monitored for first time ever
# HIQA
# HIQA

Child protection and welfare services to be monitored for first time ever

Feb 25th 2013, 2:31 PM 4,918 Views 14 Comments

The move was announced today by HIQA, who said that it would help make children “the top priority”.

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Leaked Savita death report backs government's decision to legislate - Rabbitte
# Savita
# Savita

Leaked Savita death report backs government's decision to legislate - Rabbitte

Feb 13th 2013, 10:22 AM 11,712 Views 92 Comments

The Evening Herald has obtained a draft HSE report into the death of the Indian woman at University Hospital Galway last October.

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Friday 23 November, 2012

Confirmed: HIQA to investigate the death of Savita Halappanavar
# Savita
# Savita

Confirmed: HIQA to investigate the death of Savita Halappanavar

Nov 23rd 2012, 1:04 PM 4,604 Views 76 Comments

The investigation will assess “safety, quality and standards of services” provided at the Galway where hospital where Savita died last month following a miscarriage.

HIQA board to decide if it will investigate Savita death today
# Savita
# Savita

HIQA board to decide if it will investigate Savita death today

Nov 23rd 2012, 8:10 AM 2,592 Views 22 Comments

The board of the health watchdog meets today to consider a request to hold a statutory investigation into the woman’s death at a Galway hospital last month.

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Thursday 22 November, 2012

HIQA considers request to hold statutory investigation into Savita death
# Savita
# Savita

HIQA considers request to hold statutory investigation into Savita death

Nov 22nd 2012, 1:29 PM 3,904 Views 51 Comments

The health watchdog has been requested by the HSE to examine the controversial death.

Deadline for HSE response to HIQA over Savita death today
# Savita
# Savita

Deadline for HSE response to HIQA over Savita death today

Nov 22nd 2012, 9:05 AM 3,585 Views 31 Comments

The health watchdog has sought assurances about the safety of maternity care at the Galway hospital where Savita Halappanavar died last month.

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

HIQA publishes data quality guide for healthcare staff
# Data
# Data

HIQA publishes data quality guide for healthcare staff

Nov 14th 2012, 3:45 PM 4,390 Views 6 Comments

The authority said the guide is aimed at helping front line healthcare staff ensure patient information is of the highest quality possible.

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

HIQA publishes Standards for residential care services for people with disabilities
# Disabilities
# Disabilities

HIQA publishes Standards for residential care services for people with disabilities

Oct 17th 2012, 11:52 AM 3,770 Views 5 Comments

The Authority is looking for feedback for standards to be adopted by care centres providing residential services to people with disabilities.

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Thursday 23 August, 2012

HIQA closes a total of 11 nursing homes over two years
# Older People
# Older People

HIQA closes a total of 11 nursing homes over two years

Aug 23rd 2012, 7:30 AM 7,076 Views 7 Comments

Inspections have revealed concerns over bathing residents and food portions, as well as serious levels of understaffing.

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Monday 20 August, 2012

Galway nursing home taken over after failure to address 'risk issues'
# HSE
# HSE

Galway nursing home taken over after failure to address 'risk issues'

Aug 20th 2012, 4:22 PM 4,747 Views 15 Comments

Owen Riff nursing home in Oughterard, Galway has been taken over by the HSE after an unannounced inspection by HIQA.

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Thursday 17 May, 2012

Health watchdog to publish report into Tallaght Hospital
# Tallaght Hospital
# Tallaght Hospital

Health watchdog to publish report into Tallaght Hospital

May 17th 2012, 8:11 AM 1,120 Views 3 Comments

The report by the Health Information and Quality Authority will be published at 11am this morning.

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Health watchdog visits Donegal nursing home after six deaths in two weeks
# Nursing Home Deaths
# Nursing Home Deaths

Health watchdog visits Donegal nursing home after six deaths in two weeks

Apr 3rd 2012, 8:21 AM 2,444 Views 17 Comments

Five people are said to have died over the last five days at the privately-run nursing home near Buncrana. Officials from the HSE and HIQA are at the home today as an investigation continues.

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Report criticises separation of child from others at Dublin care unit
# Ballydowd
# Ballydowd

Report criticises separation of child from others at Dublin care unit

Mar 6th 2012, 9:16 PM 3,247 Views 3 Comments

The Health Information and Quality Authority has published a report following an investigation of procedures at the Ballydowd Special Care Unit in Dublin.

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Teenage care unit in a 'state of crisis' - HIQA
# Care
# Care

Teenage care unit in a 'state of crisis' - HIQA

Dec 7th 2011, 4:25 PM 1,886 Views 3 Comments

The special care unit in Cork has been heavily criticised in a report by the health watchdog published today.

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Health watchdog staff spend over €2m on expenses in four years
# HIQA
# HIQA

Health watchdog staff spend over €2m on expenses in four years

Nov 17th 2011, 2:42 PM 1,860 Views 12 Comments

The figures have been disclosed by the Health Information and Quality Authority under the Freedom of Information Act.

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Thursday 11 August, 2011

Dirty doctors to lose parking privileges
# Hygiene
# Hygiene

Dirty doctors to lose parking privileges

Aug 11th 2011, 12:38 PM 842 Views 11 Comments

Junior doctors at one Dublin hospital will lose their car parking spaces if they don’t attend hygiene classes.

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Monday 25 July, 2011

'Unacceptable' risk to children in HSE Dublin foster care, says watchdog
# Foster Care
# Foster Care

'Unacceptable' risk to children in HSE Dublin foster care, says watchdog

Jul 25th 2011, 7:24 PM 1,186 Views 9 Comments

The State’s health watchdog has criticised the HSE’s Dublin north central foster care service, saying that children were being placed with “unassessed and unapproved” foster parents.

# health-information-and-quality-authority - Thursday 30 June, 2011

Watchdog says serious risks to patients at Tallaght hospital
# Tallaght Hospital
# Tallaght Hospital

Watchdog says serious risks to patients at Tallaght hospital

Jun 30th 2011, 12:25 PM 393 Views 0 Comments

The Health Information and Quality Authority has published the terms of reference of its statutory inquiry into care in the hospital’s A&E.

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