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# hiqa - Monday 22 March, 2021

This report to NPHET breaks down how lockdown in Ireland compares to other countries
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

This report to NPHET breaks down how lockdown in Ireland compares to other countries

Mar 22nd 2021, 2:15 PM 26,150 Views 31 Comments

Restrictions on hospitality, curfews and gatherings are among the key differences between countries.

# hiqa - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Offaly disability centre failed to ensure residents were safe from 'all forms of abuse', HIQA report finds
# HIQA
# HIQA

Offaly disability centre failed to ensure residents were safe from 'all forms of abuse', HIQA report finds

Mar 9th 2021, 1:55 PM 9,916 Views 1 Comment

The inspection was carried out at Millbrook House last November.

# hiqa - Monday 8 March, 2021

Covid immunity post-infection lasts six months, NPHET advised
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid immunity post-infection lasts six months, NPHET advised

Mar 8th 2021, 10:18 AM 33,787 Views 81 Comments

The new guidance doubles the length of time of presumptive immunity after infection.

# hiqa - Saturday 2 January, 2021

Nursing home complaints during Covid: Concerns over isolation and lack of social distancing
# Allegations
# Allegations

Nursing home complaints during Covid: Concerns over isolation and lack of social distancing

Jan 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 29,942 Views 25 Comments

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

# hiqa - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

No plan for vaccine certificates to be used to restrict what people can access or do
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

No plan for vaccine certificates to be used to restrict what people can access or do

Updated Dec 16th 2020, 4:29 PM 18,104 Views 58 Comments

Hiqa’s advice to NPHET comes after the government outlined its national vaccination strategy yesterday.

# hiqa - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Residents who tested positive for Covid-19 weren't isolated from others in community hospital, Hiqa says
# Clonakilty
# Clonakilty

Residents who tested positive for Covid-19 weren't isolated from others in community hospital, Hiqa says

Dec 15th 2020, 12:37 PM 13,863 Views 4 Comments

Hiqa’s report on Clonakilty Community Hospital is one of 34 published today.

# hiqa - Friday 4 December, 2020

'No evidence' to support removal of any groups from category at highest risk of severe Covid-19
# High Risk
# High Risk

'No evidence' to support removal of any groups from category at highest risk of severe Covid-19

Dec 4th 2020, 2:21 PM 12,563 Views 3 Comments

A HIQA report has advised public health officials that the evidence for including over 70s in the highest risk category for Covid-19 is strong.

# hiqa - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Hiqa advises NPHET that Covid-19 reinfection is 'rarely documented but possible'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Hiqa advises NPHET that Covid-19 reinfection is 'rarely documented but possible'

Nov 11th 2020, 3:49 PM 12,915 Views 14 Comments

Studies cited by Ireland’s health watchdog indicate that antibodies that respond to Covid-19 last between 2-6 months.

# hiqa - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Six disability centres found non-compliant in protecting residents against infection
# Inspection
# Inspection

Six disability centres found non-compliant in protecting residents against infection

Oct 29th 2020, 4:51 PM 18,212 Views 7 Comments

HIQA has raised concerns with unsatisfactory measures in place to prevent the spread of infections.

# hiqa - Friday 23 October, 2020

Report finds staffing and Covid training issues at Louth nursing home where over 20 patients died in April
# Dealgan House
# Dealgan House

Report finds staffing and Covid training issues at Louth nursing home where over 20 patients died in April

Oct 23rd 2020, 7:00 PM 18,372 Views 16 Comments

A report from May – just a week after an outbreak at the nursing home – highlighted some areas of non-compliance at the centre.

# hiqa - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Rapid testing should be considered but it's not as accurate as the test we currently use, Hiqa says
# Rapid Testing
# Rapid Testing

Rapid testing should be considered but it's not as accurate as the test we currently use, Hiqa says

Oct 21st 2020, 10:58 AM 17,697 Views 38 Comments

The introduction of rapid testing could be effective in Ireland in future, but we need to see its “real-world performance” here first, Hiqa said.

# hiqa - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Outbreak of Covid-19 among residents and staff at Dublin nursing home
# Swords
# Swords

Outbreak of Covid-19 among residents and staff at Dublin nursing home

Oct 15th 2020, 5:18 PM 38,417 Views 6 Comments

Residents and staff who tested positive are now isolating.

# hiqa - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Health Minister contacts HSE to make clear that window visits in nursing homes are not suspended under Level 3
# Level Three
# Level Three

Health Minister contacts HSE to make clear that window visits in nursing homes are not suspended under Level 3

Sep 23rd 2020, 1:51 PM 24,220 Views 13 Comments

Concerns had been raised that nursing homes in Dublin were suspending window visits.

# hiqa - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Bereaved families want answers about their loved ones' final days in nursing homes, committee is told
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Bereaved families want answers about their loved ones' final days in nursing homes, committee is told

Sep 16th 2020, 1:59 PM 16,463 Views 21 Comments

An expert warned that the huge issue will have implications for the grieving process.

# hiqa - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

HIQA releases study evidence behind new change to Covid-19 self-isolation period
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

HIQA releases study evidence behind new change to Covid-19 self-isolation period

Sep 15th 2020, 11:30 AM 17,514 Views 13 Comments

People with a confirmed case are to self-isolate for 10 days now, down from 14.

# hiqa - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Nursing homes regulator says its powers are 'not adequate' to handle the pandemic
# HIQA
# HIQA

Nursing homes regulator says its powers are 'not adequate' to handle the pandemic

Sep 10th 2020, 4:53 PM 11,161 Views 16 Comments

Hiqa was criticised for its “very late” issuance of guidance to nursing homes at the Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid Response today.

# hiqa - 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.

# hiqa - 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.

# hiqa - 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.

‘It's dangerous’: How Ireland is behind the curve on home care regulation
# Caring For Carers
# Caring For Carers

‘It's dangerous’: How Ireland is behind the curve on home care regulation

Aug 6th 2020, 6:20 AM 13,096 Views 3 Comments

Part three of Noteworthy’s investigation reveals no legal requirements for training or registration in carer sector.

# hiqa - 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.

# hiqa - Friday 3 July, 2020

Covid-19 deaths may have been overestimated, Hiqa report finds
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 deaths may have been overestimated, Hiqa report finds

Updated Jul 3rd 2020, 2:13 PM 70,901 Views 132 Comments

Leo Varadkar said the findings are “interesting but not a surprise” because of how deaths related to the virus are counted.

# hiqa - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Officials looking at 'creative' ways they could allow nursing home visits again
# Isolation
# Isolation

Officials looking at 'creative' ways they could allow nursing home visits again

May 26th 2020, 8:57 PM 13,017 Views 25 Comments

Dr Holohan said health officials are ‘very sensitive’ to the issue and aware of the impact on the mental health of residents.

# hiqa - Monday 25 May, 2020

Hiqa sent more than 170 complaints relating to Covid-19 in nursing homes during March and April
# Clusters
# Clusters

Hiqa sent more than 170 complaints relating to Covid-19 in nursing homes during March and April

May 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 17,879 Views 25 Comments

Many complainants raised concerns about social distancing and infection control measures in homes as the virus spread.

# hiqa - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Children 'not significantly contributing' to spread of Covid-19 at home or in schools
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Children 'not significantly contributing' to spread of Covid-19 at home or in schools

May 13th 2020, 1:03 PM 24,963 Views 62 Comments

The Health Information and Quality Authority has published findings about the spread of coronavirus.

# hiqa - 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.

# hiqa - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Pressure on staff and infrastructure in maternity services at Irish hospitals, according to HIQA reports
# New Babies
# New Babies

Pressure on staff and infrastructure in maternity services at Irish hospitals, according to HIQA reports

Feb 12th 2020, 10:31 AM 8,731 Views 1 Comment

The Health Information and Quality Authority identified a number of areas for improvement to ensure that maternity services remain safe.

# hiqa - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Report finds adult residents 'stripped naked' in front of children at Donegal care centre
# HIQA
# HIQA

Report finds adult residents 'stripped naked' in front of children at Donegal care centre

Feb 6th 2020, 12:39 PM 21,894 Views 10 Comments

All staff who spoke with inspectors said residents and children were not safe in this centre.

# hiqa - Thursday 23 January, 2020

Resident at Dublin disability centre experienced 89 abusive incidents over nine-month period, report finds
# St John Of God
# St John Of God

Resident at Dublin disability centre experienced 89 abusive incidents over nine-month period, report finds

Jan 23rd 2020, 1:01 PM 20,434 Views 36 Comments

St John of God Glasthule centre was found to be not compliant with 10 of the 19 regulations inspected.

# hiqa - Friday 3 January, 2020

Nursing home complaints: Allegations of abusive staff and unexplained injuries
# HIQA
# HIQA

Nursing home complaints: Allegations of abusive staff and unexplained injuries

Jan 3rd 2020, 12:05 AM 46,819 Views 30 Comments

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

# hiqa - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Nursing home brings High Court challenge over Hiqa finding which raised fire safety concerns
# High Court
# High Court

Nursing home brings High Court challenge over Hiqa finding which raised fire safety concerns

Dec 17th 2019, 9:00 PM 18,709 Views 0 Comments

The challenge has been brought by JCP Powdermill Care Centre Ltd.

# hiqa - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Patient Safety Bill put forward by Simon Harris has been approved by Cabinet
# Patient Safety Bill
# Patient Safety Bill

Patient Safety Bill put forward by Simon Harris has been approved by Cabinet

Updated Dec 3rd 2019, 5:35 PM 7,628 Views 19 Comments

This Bill would make it mandatory for the health service provider to put forward information on incidents of patient safety.

# hiqa - 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 16,824 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.

# hiqa - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Allocation of social workers to children in foster care 'chaotic', inspection finds

Allocation of social workers to children in foster care 'chaotic', inspection finds

Oct 3rd 2019, 12:54 PM 7,553 Views 5 Comments

At the time of the inspection, 22% of children did not have an allocated social worker.

# hiqa - Monday 30 September, 2019

Emerade adrenaline pen recalled by health regulator
# Recall
# Recall

Emerade adrenaline pen recalled by health regulator

Sep 30th 2019, 3:16 PM 14,459 Views 7 Comments

Anyone who uses the pens are being told to return them to pharmacies.

# hiqa - Sunday 8 September, 2019

Life inside Ireland's disability services: Allegations of abusive staff and unexplained bruising
# HIQA
# HIQA

Life inside Ireland's disability services: Allegations of abusive staff and unexplained bruising

Sep 8th 2019, 10:00 PM 16,363 Views 13 Comments

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

# hiqa - 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 47,589 Views 23 Comments

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

# hiqa - 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 10,528 Views 14 Comments

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

# hiqa - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Watchdog finds that Tusla failed to alert gardaí to crimes against children in a timely manner
# HIQA Inspections
# HIQA Inspections

Watchdog finds that Tusla failed to alert gardaí to crimes against children in a timely manner

Aug 14th 2019, 11:28 AM 13,854 Views 60 Comments

Neglect and sexual abuse were among the suspected crimes that Tusla was slow to report.

# hiqa - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Hiqa finds 'significant discrepancy' in bank account of resident at HSE-run home for people with disabilities
# Tipperary
# Tipperary

Hiqa finds 'significant discrepancy' in bank account of resident at HSE-run home for people with disabilities

Jul 17th 2019, 3:05 PM 15,731 Views 2 Comments

Hiqa inspected Damien House in Co Tipperary on 16 April.

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