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From TheJournal.ie End-of-life care plans at Galway nursing home left blank Lough Corrib

End-of-life care plans at Galway nursing home left blank

There was also no nurse in charge on the day of a Hiqa inspection.

From TheJournal.ie 'Significant risks remain' at hospital despite maternity improvements after eight baby deaths Portlaoise

'Significant risks remain' at hospital despite maternity improvements after eight baby deaths

A report into Portlaoise General Hospital was published today.

From TheJournal.ie Children experienced "significant harm" at state-run care home HIQA

Children experienced "significant harm" at state-run care home

HIQA inspection found that the centre has been going through a period of crisis for a long period of time.

From TheJournal.ie Inspection finds operating department at Coombe maternity hospital not fit for purpose Not Fit For Purpose

Inspection finds operating department at Coombe maternity hospital not fit for purpose

The operating theatres, staff facilities and the storage of sterile supplies were all criticised.

From TheJournal.ie Midlands children in foster care can go months without seeing their siblings or birth families Child Safety

Midlands children in foster care can go months without seeing their siblings or birth families

A new report has identified serious shortcomings in foster care in the region.

From TheJournal.ie Staff member in disabled care home accused of "verbal and psychological abuse" FOI

Staff member in disabled care home accused of "verbal and psychological abuse" Exclusive

New documents show a range of issues raised with disability services in Ireland.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Nursing home staff used "foul and abusive language" to intimidate and threaten people Elder Abuse

Nursing home staff used "foul and abusive language" to intimidate and threaten people Exclusive

Documents show a number of serious issues in relation to care at nursing homes across Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie HSE steps in after serious safety concerns for more than 40 people with autism HIQA

HSE steps in after serious safety concerns for more than 40 people with autism

It follows Hiqa inspections at centres in Meath, Wexford and Kildare.

From TheJournal.ie Child left in isolation for 27 hours at controversial detention facility Oberstown

Child left in isolation for 27 hours at controversial detention facility

The facility failed to meet nine out of 10 standards in a recent HIQA inspection.

From TheJournal.ie Children with disabilities: Over 70 claims of abuse received by health watchdog In Care

Children with disabilities: Over 70 claims of abuse received by health watchdog

Health and social care watchdog Hiqa also received notifications about serious injuries and misconduct by staff.

From TheJournal.ie Teenage boy in care found dead on Dublin street on Monday Investigation

Teenage boy in care found dead on Dublin street on Monday

The Child and Family ageny, Tusla, is investigating the death of the 17-year-old boy.

From TheJournal.ie 'There should be national outrage': 20% rise in reports of abuse in elderly care homes HIQA

'There should be national outrage': 20% rise in reports of abuse in elderly care homes

The figures are contained in a Hiqa annual report.

From TheJournal.ie Nursing home residents abused and 'left short of food as staff ate it' Complaints

Nursing home residents abused and 'left short of food as staff ate it' Exclusive

Documents released under the Freedom of Information Act detail a number of instances of alleged abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Louth care centre used disabled man's money to buy cutlery, furnishings and fireplace Failed

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

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

From TheJournal.ie HIQA finds overcrowding, poor hygiene and risk of infection at Holles Street Formal Warning

HIQA finds overcrowding, poor hygiene and risk of infection at Holles Street

It found that 46 babies were in the neonatal intensive care unit which was only designed for 36.

From TheJournal.ie Testing women for virus spread by skin-to-skin contact during sex might help detect cervical cancer Smear Test

Testing women for virus spread by skin-to-skin contact during sex might help detect cervical cancer

Most people will have HPV at some point in their lives. Certain types can lead to cervical cancer.

From TheJournal.ie 386 'significant incidents' in care centre that housed five children Dublin

386 'significant incidents' in care centre that housed five children

Staff were overwhelmed by the violent and aggressive behaviour of some residents.

From TheJournal.ie BCG scars could become a thing of the past for most people Tuberculosis

BCG scars could become a thing of the past for most people

Only children in high-risk groups could be vaccinated.

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Monday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

A twist in an Irish nanny’s murder case, a shocking report on a special care unit and violent protests in Ukraine…

From TheJournal.ie Children detained in special care unit forced to urinate on floor Disgusting

Children detained in special care unit forced to urinate on floor

One young person who spoke to inspectors described not being allowed access to a toilet as ‘disgusting’.

From TheJournal.ie Care home refused to call fire brigade following alarm as it would have cost too much Too Hot To Handle

Care home refused to call fire brigade following alarm as it would have cost too much

The Richmond House care home in Monkstown, south Dublin, was found to be negligent in several ways following a HIQA inspection in June.

From TheJournal.ie Rat traps, cobwebs and piles of dead insects at Kilkenny disability centre Not Clean

Rat traps, cobwebs and piles of dead insects at Kilkenny disability centre

Inspectors noted that some parts of the centre were “visibly unclean”.

From TheJournal.ie Áras Attracta's Bungalow Three is in the spotlight again Inspection

Áras Attracta's Bungalow Three is in the spotlight again

Hiqa has warned the centre containing the home could face closure.

From TheJournal.ie Some Irish hospitals could stand to be a lot cleaner... INspections

Some Irish hospitals could stand to be a lot cleaner...

Health watchdog HIQA has released details of six unannounced inspections at hospitals around the country.

From TheJournal.ie 'Privacy and dignity' breached at Roscommon nursing home Sacred Heart

'Privacy and dignity' breached at Roscommon nursing home

Residents had little privacy, and had to be helped long distances to access wheelchair-accessible toilets.

From TheJournal.ie Going a month without a shower at HSE-run home is "intolerable" Elderly

Going a month without a shower at HSE-run home is "intolerable"

Numerous shortcomings were found by a Hiqa report published yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Elderly residents of HSE-run home went without a shower for a month Shocking Failures

Elderly residents of HSE-run home went without a shower for a month

A Hiqa report found a litany of failures in the 83 bed facility for elderly people.

From TheJournal.ie Áras Attracta: Another staff member suspended at controversial Mayo home With Pay

Áras Attracta: Another staff member suspended at controversial Mayo home

The latest suspension is not connected with the RTÉ probe, or with follow up actions by gardaí.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí claim child abuse investigations were badly delayed by Tusla Vulnerable

Gardaí claim child abuse investigations were badly delayed by Tusla

A new report looks at child protection services in North Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie A care home for those with intellectual disabilities has been de-registered following an inspection Kilkenny

A care home for those with intellectual disabilities has been de-registered following an inspection

The unit at St Patricks, Kilkenny, which houses 28 people, has been de-registered for up to 28 days over a number of concerns.

From TheJournal.ie Residents at disability centre locked in unit because of staff shortages Cutbacks

Residents at disability centre locked in unit because of staff shortages

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

From TheJournal.ie Care centre resident drugged 13 times by staff as form of 'chemical restraint' Sedated

Care centre resident drugged 13 times by staff as form of 'chemical restraint'

Hiqa has called for an urgent review of staffing levels at Cregg House in Sligo following concerns raised in three new reports.

From TheJournal.ie Decision to outsource surgery at Portlaoise "threatens existence of hospital" Not Impressed

Decision to outsource surgery at Portlaoise "threatens existence of hospital"

The news that complex surgery will no longer be performed at Portlaoise follows last month’s highly critical HIQA report into the standard of care at the hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Children moved from asylum centres after claims of inappropriate contact Child Protection

Children moved from asylum centres after claims of inappropriate contact

A report today said the children were moved before any assessment could take place and this hindered one of the investigations.

From TheJournal.ie 'They were lied to': Health Minister speaks out over baby deaths Midland Regional Hospital

'They were lied to': Health Minister speaks out over baby deaths

The Health Minister Leo Varadkar has spoken out about the findings in HIQA’s report on the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise.

From TheJournal.ie "Like something from a Frankenstein novel" - bereaved mother describes Portlaoise Hospital's morgue Portlaoise

"Like something from a Frankenstein novel" - bereaved mother describes Portlaoise Hospital's morgue

Janice Boland has given a heart-rending interview regarding the trauma she went through at the maternity hospital in 2006

From TheJournal.ie "To err is human, to cover up is inexcusable" - eight babies died at Portlaoise Hospital Portlaoise

"To err is human, to cover up is inexcusable" - eight babies died at Portlaoise Hospital

The HIQA report painted a picture of care that was woefully substandard.

From TheJournal.ie Baby's remains squeezed into tiny box and given to parents HSE

Baby's remains squeezed into tiny box and given to parents

The HIQA report into Midland Regional Hospital comes after an RTÉ investigation last year into the deaths of five babies at the hospital.

From TheJournal.ie This nursing home has been reprimanded yet again after a FIFTH inspection Monaghan

This nursing home has been reprimanded yet again after a FIFTH inspection

Mullinahinch House nursing home had failed to rectify old problems and had accumulated a host of new ones, according to inspectors.