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From TheJournal.ie Older patients sedated to help them adjust to incontinence pads 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.

From TheJournal.ie Here's where that €12 million taken from the mental health budget will be spent 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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie 700 complaints about nursing and care home staff passed to gardaí Abuse

700 complaints about nursing and care home staff passed to gardaí

27 of those complaints are redacted.

From TheJournal.ie HSE to close children's unit following inspection 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.

From TheJournal.ie Dispensing psychotropic drugs to the elderly doubles when they enter care 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.

From TheJournal.ie Use of restraint on nursing home residents caused "serious injuries" 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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

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

From TheJournal.ie Big-name Irish investors warned about standard of their British care homes 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.