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'Insufficient evidence' around use of Covid-19 interventions, other than vaccines, Hiqa says
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'Insufficient evidence' around use of Covid-19 interventions, other than vaccines, Hiqa says

Jun 23rd 2021, 1:12 PM 10,321 Views 34 Comments

Hiqa said that being generally healthy may reduce the risk of “poor outcomes from Covid-19″.

Coronavirus: 465 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 465 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated Jun 3rd 2021, 6:28 PM 55,214 Views 71 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Hiqa advises NPHET to extend presumptive Covid immunity to nine months post-infection
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Hiqa advises NPHET to extend presumptive Covid immunity to nine months post-infection

Jun 3rd 2021, 10:00 AM 24,775 Views 35 Comments

Increasing the period of presumptive immunity from six to nine months would have “widespread positive implications for people”.

Hiqa report reveals some main factors behind Covid-19 outbreaks in nursing homes
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Hiqa report reveals some main factors behind Covid-19 outbreaks in nursing homes

May 26th 2021, 11:34 AM 12,569 Views 4 Comments

Community incidence rates near homes and the number of beds within homes were among the factors.

'Significant' demand for beds at Limerick Hospital from people who had Covid, but still need to recover
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'Significant' demand for beds at Limerick Hospital from people who had Covid, but still need to recover

Apr 23rd 2021, 10:48 PM 29,825 Views 22 Comments

The hospital group responded to calls from the INMO for a Hiqa investigation into overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick

HIQA: Mandatory vaccination of health staff 'most intrusive' and other steps should be taken first
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HIQA: Mandatory vaccination of health staff 'most intrusive' and other steps should be taken first

Apr 14th 2021, 11:23 AM 17,347 Views 33 Comments

The finding was contained in a report by the health service watchdog.

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

Mar 22nd 2021, 2:15 PM 26,420 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Mar 9th 2021, 1:55 PM 9,962 Views 1 Comment

The inspection was carried out at Millbrook House last November.

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

Mar 8th 2021, 10:18 AM 33,921 Views 81 Comments

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

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

Jan 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 30,132 Views 25 Comments

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

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

Updated Dec 16th 2020, 4:29 PM 18,319 Views 58 Comments

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

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

Dec 15th 2020, 12:37 PM 13,887 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Dec 4th 2020, 2:21 PM 12,566 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 advises NPHET that Covid-19 reinfection is 'rarely documented but possible'
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Hiqa advises NPHET that Covid-19 reinfection is 'rarely documented but possible'

Nov 11th 2020, 3:49 PM 12,935 Views 14 Comments

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

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

Oct 29th 2020, 4:51 PM 18,349 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Oct 23rd 2020, 7:00 PM 18,401 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.

Rapid testing should be considered but it's not as accurate as the test we currently use, Hiqa says
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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 17,726 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.

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

Oct 15th 2020, 5:18 PM 38,470 Views 6 Comments

Residents and staff who tested positive are now isolating.

Health Minister contacts HSE to make clear that window visits in nursing homes are not suspended under Level 3
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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 24,229 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Sep 16th 2020, 1:59 PM 16,471 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Sep 15th 2020, 11:30 AM 17,517 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Sep 10th 2020, 4:53 PM 11,182 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.

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

Sep 9th 2020, 11:37 AM 16,583 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Sep 4th 2020, 4:05 PM 18,573 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Aug 6th 2020, 10:59 AM 19,189 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
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‘It's dangerous’: How Ireland is behind the curve on home care regulation

Aug 6th 2020, 6:20 AM 13,505 Views 3 Comments

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

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

Jul 21st 2020, 4:06 PM 11,433 Views 30 Comments

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

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

Updated Jul 3rd 2020, 2:13 PM 71,370 Views 132 Comments

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

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

May 26th 2020, 8:57 PM 13,024 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 sent more than 170 complaints relating to Covid-19 in nursing homes during March and April
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Hiqa sent more than 170 complaints relating to Covid-19 in nursing homes during March and April

May 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 17,901 Views 25 Comments

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

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

May 13th 2020, 1:03 PM 24,966 Views 62 Comments

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

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

Apr 21st 2020, 3:26 PM 12,178 Views 49 Comments

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

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

Feb 12th 2020, 10:31 AM 8,742 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Feb 6th 2020, 12:39 PM 21,937 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Jan 23rd 2020, 1:01 PM 20,435 Views 36 Comments

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

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

Jan 3rd 2020, 12:05 AM 46,986 Views 30 Comments

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

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

Dec 17th 2019, 9:00 PM 18,735 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Updated Dec 3rd 2019, 5:35 PM 7,633 Views 19 Comments

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

What happened to the HSE's proposal for its own undercover investigations in care homes?
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What happened to the HSE's proposal for its own undercover investigations in care homes?

Oct 26th 2019, 10:00 PM 16,842 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.

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

Oct 3rd 2019, 12:54 PM 7,584 Views 5 Comments

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

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