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'Major non-compliance': 82 foster carers in Cork did not have up-to-date Garda vetting
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'Major non-compliance': 82 foster carers in Cork did not have up-to-date Garda vetting

Nov 21st 2017, 2:12 PM 9,036 Views 11 Comments

HIQA has written to the COO of Tusla about the risks that were identified.

Concerns raised after residents left for hours without breakfast at disability centre
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Concerns raised after residents left for hours without breakfast at disability centre

Nov 14th 2017, 3:48 PM 16,475 Views 11 Comments

14 incidents of potential abuse have been identified at Stewarts Care in Dublin.

Irish Coast Guard and Air Corps no longer able to transport patients to UK at night
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Irish Coast Guard and Air Corps no longer able to transport patients to UK at night

Nov 13th 2017, 9:39 AM 22,933 Views 50 Comments

‘Priority 1′ transfers involve transporting patients by air to another country for emergency medical treatment.

Fees at centre for residents with autism to be probed over concerns about 'unknown criteria'
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Fees at centre for residents with autism to be probed over concerns about 'unknown criteria'

Nov 12th 2017, 6:30 AM 10,944 Views 7 Comments

An inspection report found fees were still being paid into the account of a service provider that had its registration cancelled a year beforehand.

'Physically and psychologically abusive' situation reported at Kilkenny care centre
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'Physically and psychologically abusive' situation reported at Kilkenny care centre

Nov 6th 2017, 5:12 PM 15,141 Views 11 Comments

The centre provides long-term residential care to children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Concerns raised about how residents would exit disability centre in event of fire
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Concerns raised about how residents would exit disability centre in event of fire

Nov 1st 2017, 1:13 PM 10,437 Views 3 Comments

While there were master keys to individual units at the centre, there was no clarity as to how these could be located in an emergency.

Health watchdog boss says he was at controversial 'boycott Fair Deal Scheme' meeting
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Health watchdog boss says he was at controversial 'boycott Fair Deal Scheme' meeting

Oct 19th 2017, 2:58 PM 10,873 Views 9 Comments

Chairman of Hiqa, Brian McEnery, attended a meeting in 2015, which has sparked a potential investigation into the private nursing home sector.

'High-risk' physical and chemical restraint still in use at Limerick care centre
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'High-risk' physical and chemical restraint still in use at Limerick care centre

Oct 6th 2017, 6:01 AM 10,936 Views 14 Comments

Hiqa said that the procedures at a daughters of Charity care centre continued to present “a risk to residents’ health and safety”.

Children 'subjected to atmosphere of fear' due to issues at residential centre
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Children 'subjected to atmosphere of fear' due to issues at residential centre

Oct 2nd 2017, 8:15 PM 7,583 Views 2 Comments

A report found that improvements followed the appointment of an interim centre manager.

Residents at disability centre spat at and under constant threat of aggression
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Residents at disability centre spat at and under constant threat of aggression

Aug 10th 2017, 10:06 AM 17,297 Views 28 Comments

An inspection from Hiqa found a number of issues at Broadleaf Manor in Kildare.

Some foster carers in Kerry, Galway and Roscommon are not being vetted enough
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Some foster carers in Kerry, Galway and Roscommon are not being vetted enough

Aug 8th 2017, 4:38 PM 7,394 Views 9 Comments

Two new Hiqa reports have identified a number of shortcomings.

Nursing home told to change bedroom after inspection finds residents had no personal space or privacy
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Nursing home told to change bedroom after inspection finds residents had no personal space or privacy

Aug 5th 2017, 6:30 AM 17,312 Views 17 Comments

Investigators found that four residents had been using the room.

'Crying and shivering': Residents and staff at disability care centre describe fear and vulnerability
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'Crying and shivering': Residents and staff at disability care centre describe fear and vulnerability

Aug 4th 2017, 2:32 PM 17,897 Views 9 Comments

A report on this centre in Limerick is one of 22 Hiqa inspections that were published today.

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

Aug 4th 2017, 6:00 AM 8,755 Views 3 Comments

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

Just one shower for 24 people at elderly residential home
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Just one shower for 24 people at elderly residential home

Jul 14th 2017, 4:54 PM 12,239 Views 15 Comments

A Hiqa report found that bags of soiled washing were stored under beds at St Joseph’s Hospital in Ennis.

'This should be the bare minimum we expect': Fostering service to close down in wake of damning report
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'This should be the bare minimum we expect': Fostering service to close down in wake of damning report

Jul 12th 2017, 5:38 PM 13,965 Views 2 Comments

Fresh Start Foster Care Service said it was ceasing operations due to “ongoing difficulties in relation to retention and recruitment of staff”.

'They simply can't afford it': Older people being priced out of nursing homes
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'They simply can't afford it': Older people being priced out of nursing homes

Jul 6th 2017, 6:00 AM 19,770 Views 13 Comments

Age Action has said some nursing homes are charging “extortionate costs”.

Study to begin on rolling out free HPV vaccine scheme to boys
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Study to begin on rolling out free HPV vaccine scheme to boys

Jul 4th 2017, 12:22 PM 9,330 Views 40 Comments

The HPV virus can lead to cervical, penile and throat cancer in some cases.

Elderly residents at Clare hospital stay in bed all day as 'they've nowhere else to go', court hears
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Elderly residents at Clare hospital stay in bed all day as 'they've nowhere else to go', court hears

Jun 12th 2017, 6:24 PM 22,420 Views 0 Comments

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) is attempting to close St Joseph’s Hospital to further admissions until 2021.

Volunteer accused of abuse was allowed to keep working at disability service for years
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# Camphill Kilkenny

Volunteer accused of abuse was allowed to keep working at disability service for years

Jun 9th 2017, 5:12 PM 17,779 Views 8 Comments

Hiqa found that management at Camphill in Kilkenny repeatedly failed to address safeguarding of residents.

Irish women may need fewer smear tests to screen for cervical cancer
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Irish women may need fewer smear tests to screen for cervical cancer

May 29th 2017, 3:11 PM 18,069 Views 7 Comments

Hiqa is recommending a HPV test first instead.

'Huge concerns' over future of disability service in Kilkenny
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'Huge concerns' over future of disability service in Kilkenny

May 25th 2017, 4:14 PM 10,621 Views 7 Comments

The centre at Ballytobin is to be transferred to the HSE.

'Behind each of these numbers is a child that needs help': The business of fostering in Ireland
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'Behind each of these numbers is a child that needs help': The business of fostering in Ireland

May 21st 2017, 10:00 PM 18,573 Views 23 Comments

The State spends over €100 million on foster care each year but Tusla’s role in providing this care is under sharp scrutiny.

'HIQA does not yet have the legal mandate to assess the services of the most vulnerable'
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'HIQA does not yet have the legal mandate to assess the services of the most vulnerable'

May 11th 2017, 6:10 AM 579 Views 15 Comments

There are still groups of vulnerable people who are outside of HIQA’s remit and are thus at risk of abuse or neglect, writes Phelim Quinn.

One-fifth of Irish people have witnessed poor care for the elderly
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One-fifth of Irish people have witnessed poor care for the elderly

May 8th 2017, 3:03 PM 8,309 Views 16 Comments

A significant number of people have witnessed physical or emotional abuse in home care services.

HSE takes legal action to prevent closure of Clare hospital for the elderly
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HSE takes legal action to prevent closure of Clare hospital for the elderly

May 4th 2017, 6:45 PM 13,621 Views 0 Comments

According to health authority HIQA the action by the HSE is the first of its kind.

Residents' favourite foods withheld: The problems found in Ireland's care services
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Residents' favourite foods withheld: The problems found in Ireland's care services

May 2nd 2017, 11:08 AM 9,856 Views 10 Comments

At one hospital, “patients who were unable to walk did not have access to fresh drinking water”.

Want to give feedback on your hospital treatment? From today, you can
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Want to give feedback on your hospital treatment? From today, you can

May 1st 2017, 9:50 AM 12,051 Views 23 Comments

Patients discharged between now and the end of May will be able to complete the National Patient Experience Survey.

Children abscond from Tusla care centre 42 times in five months
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Children abscond from Tusla care centre 42 times in five months

Apr 20th 2017, 4:02 PM 9,341 Views 10 Comments

No further admissions will be made to the Tusla centre until these issues are fixed.

Foster service in south central Dublin had 'significant risks' for children
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Foster service in south central Dublin had 'significant risks' for children

Apr 18th 2017, 11:39 AM 7,828 Views 3 Comments

All other 21 headings “require improvement”.

Here's the official advice on how to quit smoking (and it doesn't include vaping)
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# How To Quit

Here's the official advice on how to quit smoking (and it doesn't include vaping)

Apr 10th 2017, 5:30 PM 22,375 Views 32 Comments

Ireland’s health authority has recommended that the government wait for more studies before endorsing e-cigarettes.

Deficiencies in ambulance service putting patients in Dublin at risk, says Hiqa
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Deficiencies in ambulance service putting patients in Dublin at risk, says Hiqa

Mar 24th 2017, 1:02 PM 6,551 Views 7 Comments

Hiqa said that a detailed plan for ambulance services across Dublin didn’t exist.

21 reports of abuse in a month prompts inspection of Dublin disabilities centre
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21 reports of abuse in a month prompts inspection of Dublin disabilities centre

Mar 15th 2017, 5:51 PM 8,092 Views 2 Comments

Hiqa inspected Ashington Centre, Dublin 7 after reports of physical and verbal abuse of residents.

HIQA serves closure notices to Louth disability services as sites deemed unfit for purpose
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HIQA serves closure notices to Louth disability services as sites deemed unfit for purpose

Feb 17th 2017, 7:38 AM 10,434 Views 17 Comments

The facility at Drumcar has been the subject of a number of HIQA inspections in the past.

Lack of dental care sees nursing home patients needing up to 20 teeth extracted at once
# Untold Damage
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# Untold Damage

Lack of dental care sees nursing home patients needing up to 20 teeth extracted at once

Feb 12th 2017, 9:30 AM 12,156 Views 14 Comments

One of country’s senior dentists reveals some nursing homes neglecting duty of care to elderly.

Success of e-cigarettes cautiously backed by Hiqa report
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Success of e-cigarettes cautiously backed by Hiqa report

Jan 5th 2017, 4:00 PM 14,202 Views 59 Comments

Data from Healthy Ireland reveals that 29% of smokers currently use e-cigarettes as an aid to quitting smoking.

Elderly care patient discovered 'lying on the bedroom floor covered in urine and faeces'
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Elderly care patient discovered 'lying on the bedroom floor covered in urine and faeces'

Dec 28th 2016, 6:30 AM 27,933 Views 34 Comments

Records released detail complaints received by Hiqa in relation to nursing homes.

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

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

Dec 6th 2016, 8:10 PM 14,479 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Dec 5th 2016, 6:31 PM 10,038 Views 17 Comments

A report into Portlaoise General Hospital was published today.

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

Nov 29th 2016, 12:32 PM 9,059 Views 37 Comments

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