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From TheJournal.ie Children put at 'significant risk' in Cork by State services Child Protection

Children put at 'significant risk' in Cork by State services

Some children had been waiting four years for a social worker.

From TheJournal.ie The HSE has published five letters it sent to health watchdog as hospital fight intensifies Love Letters

The HSE has published five letters it sent to health watchdog as hospital fight intensifies

More than 250 adverse findings were discovered in the standards of care at Portlaoise Hospital.

From TheJournal.ie A report into Portlaoise hospital is being delayed AGAIN as the HSE and HIQA go toe to toe They Started It

A report into Portlaoise hospital is being delayed AGAIN as the HSE and HIQA go toe to toe

The inquiry came about after a 2014 Prime Time report discovered five newborns had died in very similar circumstances at the hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin firefighters to vote on industrial action over ambulance dispatch move 999 Emergency

Dublin firefighters to vote on industrial action over ambulance dispatch move

The National Ambulance Service will be taking all Dublin calls from now on – but firefighters aren’t happy with the move.

From TheJournal.ie Where you live could determine whether an ambulance gets to you on time Life Or Death

Where you live could determine whether an ambulance gets to you on time

A regional breakdown of response times show success can fluctuate from 95% to just 45% depending on there the call is.

From TheJournal.ie Sticky residue and stains found on equipment at Limerick hospital Unclean

Sticky residue and stains found on equipment at Limerick hospital

Serious hand hygiene and equipment cleanliness issues were also identified at Cork University Hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Child restrained with handcuffs by five staff at Oberstown campus Detention

Child restrained with handcuffs by five staff at Oberstown campus

A HIQA report also found staff excessively used single separation, with one child locked in a room for 83 hours over four days.

From TheJournal.ie No new admissions at care home where residents 'regularly assaulted each other' Cork

No new admissions at care home where residents 'regularly assaulted each other'

The operators of the centre have committed to a range of reforms.

From TheJournal.ie Care home staff were not trained to deal with resident who kept punching themselves Louth

Care home staff were not trained to deal with resident who kept punching themselves

One resident was left playing with blocks on the floor for most of the day, only getting a break to go to the toilet and eat.

From TheJournal.ie Teens in State-run home were leaving regularly to take drugs Children In Care

Teens in State-run home were leaving regularly to take drugs

A Hiqa report found the care centre was not run in a way that the children were always safe and protected from themselves.

From TheJournal.ie Single-use injection vial 'used on multiple patients' in maternity hospital HIQA

Single-use injection vial 'used on multiple patients' in maternity hospital

Three maternity hospitals visited by inspectors were found to be clean but with some exceptions.

From TheJournal.ie Residents restrained 772 times at Meath care home Inspection

Residents restrained 772 times at Meath care home

Part of the report found conditions at the home to be “a significant denial of residents’ civil, legal and human rights.”

From TheJournal.ie Managers in the Ambulance Service say they lack the skills to do their work HIQA

Managers in the Ambulance Service say they lack the skills to do their work

HIQA has carried out a review of the National Ambulance Service.

From TheJournal.ie The hospital where Savita died is improving, although not quickly enough in some areas Galway

The hospital where Savita died is improving, although not quickly enough in some areas

Reviews of services have found that significant progress has been made at University Hospital Galway.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you have confidence in our ambulance services? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you have confidence in our ambulance services?

A report yesterday criticised response times and the fleet’s age.

From TheJournal.ie Ambulance report wants fewer patients brought to hospital and more on-scene treatment HIQA

Ambulance report wants fewer patients brought to hospital and more on-scene treatment

A Hiqa report into the ambulance service has been published.

From TheJournal.ie Renewed calls to meet minister after abuse claims at Mayo care home Áras Attracta

Renewed calls to meet minister after abuse claims at Mayo care home

HIQA inspected the home last summer and found a number of failings.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí and HSE investigate 'force feeding and slapping' at Mayo care facility Áras Attracta

Gardaí and HSE investigate 'force feeding and slapping' at Mayo care facility

A number of staff have been placed ‘off-duty’.

From TheJournal.ie We need better access to defibrillators, not more devices - Hiqa Sudden Cardiac Arrest

We need better access to defibrillators, not more devices - Hiqa

The proposed defibrillator plan could save fifty lives over five years, at a cost of €105 million.

From TheJournal.ie More than 100 children in foster care have no social worker HIQA

More than 100 children in foster care have no social worker

One child had not been visited by a social worker in more than four years.

From TheJournal.ie Watchdog finds issues with nutrition and healthcare at Galway nursing home Spiddal

Watchdog finds issues with nutrition and healthcare at Galway nursing home

Hiqa carried out an unannounced inspection of Aras Chois Fharraige last month.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie 'Unclean equipment posed high risk to patients' at Tallaght Hospital Inspection

'Unclean equipment posed high risk to patients' at Tallaght Hospital

A report gave details of unclean equipment, unregulated isolation rooms and potential risk of inter-patient transmission of infective material because of low staffing levels.

From TheJournal.ie Health watchdog had "grave concerns" over disability centre Inspection

Health watchdog had "grave concerns" over disability centre

The centre in Offaly was given an immediate care order.

From TheJournal.ie Dignity of elderly compromised after being transported down corridors on commodes Inspection

Dignity of elderly compromised after being transported down corridors on commodes

The latest HIQA inspection reports finds elderly residents sitting alone during meal times with food on their face and clothing.

From TheJournal.ie The public could become life savers under a new plan to fight cardiac arrests Save A Life

The public could become life savers under a new plan to fight cardiac arrests

A programme to install public access defibrillators around the country has been looked at.

From TheJournal.ie Residents of disability support service had to pay for kettles, toasters and curtains Accessories Money

Residents of disability support service had to pay for kettles, toasters and curtains

Residents were also expected to pay for staff meals on outings.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for urgent meeting with Varadkar after serious failings at Mayo care home UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION

Calls for urgent meeting with Varadkar after serious failings at Mayo care home

The gardaí are investigating the sudden death of a 72-year-old man at the care home in 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Meal times at intellectual disability centre "distressing" report found Disability Services

Meal times at intellectual disability centre "distressing" report found

A subsequent report showed a major improvement.

From TheJournal.ie Two whistleblowers suspended over nursing home claims, Seanad told Galway

Two whistleblowers suspended over nursing home claims, Seanad told

A HIQA inspection carried out at the home in May of this year found the authority hadn’t been informed adequately of elder abuse allegations.

From TheJournal.ie HIQA are looking for comments on referral thresholds for gastrointestinal procedures Recommendations

HIQA are looking for comments on referral thresholds for gastrointestinal procedures

Draft recommendations have been published.

From TheJournal.ie Inspections on children's disability services finds majority provide good quality care Care

Inspections on children's disability services finds majority provide good quality care

Non compliance was found in some areas relating to hazard identification and risk assessment.

From TheJournal.ie HIQA writes to HSE twice over risks to patients in emergency departments Ambulances

HIQA writes to HSE twice over risks to patients in emergency departments

The issue centred on what the HSE is doing to mitigate the risks to patients who are waiting transfers in EDs to inpatient beds.

From TheJournal.ie HIQA criticises some children's disability care services Care Services

HIQA criticises some children's disability care services

Much of the criticism was focused on a care service in Cork.

From TheJournal.ie Surprise inspections reveal Wexford hospital ward "generally unclean" with unsecured syringes HIQA

Surprise inspections reveal Wexford hospital ward "generally unclean" with unsecured syringes

Hiqa carried out two unannounced inspections at the hospital.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Friday Take Five

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie How is the government revamping the social welfare system? Oireachtas Agenda

How is the government revamping the social welfare system?

That’s one of the subjects up for debate in Leinster House today.

From TheJournal.ie Mixed gender dormitories and bathrooms at Stewarts Care flagged as 'serious issues' HIQA

Mixed gender dormitories and bathrooms at Stewarts Care flagged as 'serious issues'

HIQA also flagged an issue with children being kept in adult units.

From TheJournal.ie Four days of social media training cost HIQA €9,000 Tweet That

Four days of social media training cost HIQA €9,000

Part of the Authority’s remit is to promote public awareness of its services.

From TheJournal.ie These are the experts who will investigate baby deaths at Portlaoise Hospital Watchdog

These are the experts who will investigate baby deaths at Portlaoise Hospital

HIQA will carry out a review of the quality of service provided at the hospital.