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

Nov 16th 2016, 7:25 PM 12,127 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Oct 17th 2016, 11:06 AM 10,738 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Sep 5th 2016, 6:05 AM 14,187 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Sep 3rd 2016, 2:08 PM 39,660 Views 76 Comments

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

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

Aug 28th 2016, 8:00 AM 22,156 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Jul 11th 2016, 7:52 PM 20,065 Views 21 Comments

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

Child left in isolation for 27 hours at controversial detention facility
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Child left in isolation for 27 hours at controversial detention facility

Jun 22nd 2016, 4:45 PM 14,978 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Jun 2nd 2016, 3:59 PM 7,902 Views 0 Comments

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

Teenage boy in care found dead on Dublin street on Monday
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Teenage boy in care found dead on Dublin street on Monday

May 4th 2016, 5:54 PM 88,249 Views 130 Comments

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

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

Apr 14th 2016, 5:45 PM 12,094 Views 36 Comments

The figures are contained in a Hiqa annual report.

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

Apr 11th 2016, 10:15 PM 48,064 Views 56 Comments

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

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

Feb 25th 2016, 9:27 AM 16,970 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Feb 15th 2016, 4:25 PM 13,330 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Feb 2nd 2016, 10:21 AM 12,934 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Oct 9th 2015, 6:11 PM 11,192 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Sep 9th 2015, 1:00 PM 26,978 Views 38 Comments

Only children in high-risk groups could be vaccinated.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
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Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Aug 31st 2015, 10:44 PM 21,654 Views 3 Comments

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

Children detained in special care unit forced to urinate on floor
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Children detained in special care unit forced to urinate on floor

Aug 31st 2015, 9:40 PM 25,321 Views 86 Comments

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

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

Aug 26th 2015, 1:09 PM 21,005 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Aug 13th 2015, 8:50 AM 16,183 Views 26 Comments

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

Áras Attracta's Bungalow Three is in the spotlight again
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Áras Attracta's Bungalow Three is in the spotlight again

Aug 6th 2015, 2:12 PM 18,010 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jul 28th 2015, 5:06 PM 9,658 Views 14 Comments

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

'Privacy and dignity' breached at Roscommon nursing home
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'Privacy and dignity' breached at Roscommon nursing home

Jul 23rd 2015, 4:36 PM 9,084 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Jul 22nd 2015, 4:28 PM 9,797 Views 47 Comments

Numerous shortcomings were found by a Hiqa report published yesterday.

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

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

Jul 21st 2015, 11:00 PM 21,762 Views 54 Comments

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

Áras Attracta: Another staff member suspended at controversial Mayo home
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Áras Attracta: Another staff member suspended at controversial Mayo home

Jul 20th 2015, 5:47 PM 16,254 Views 0 Comments

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

Gardaí claim child abuse investigations were badly delayed by Tusla
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Gardaí claim child abuse investigations were badly delayed by Tusla

Jul 3rd 2015, 7:23 PM 13,943 Views 14 Comments

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

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

Jun 29th 2015, 3:58 PM 15,644 Views 6 Comments

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

Residents at disability centre locked in unit because of staff shortages
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Residents at disability centre locked in unit because of staff shortages

Jun 12th 2015, 2:22 PM 8,113 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Jun 11th 2015, 1:50 PM 12,211 Views 27 Comments

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

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

Jun 3rd 2015, 5:35 PM 13,860 Views 30 Comments

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.

Children moved from asylum centres after claims of inappropriate contact
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Children moved from asylum centres after claims of inappropriate contact

May 25th 2015, 8:08 PM 20,654 Views 75 Comments

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

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

May 17th 2015, 8:25 PM 16,712 Views 41 Comments

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

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

May 12th 2015, 5:33 PM 16,337 Views 9 Comments

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

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

May 9th 2015, 6:00 PM 19,589 Views 32 Comments

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

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

May 8th 2015, 10:04 AM 39,232 Views 83 Comments

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

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

Apr 3rd 2015, 12:32 PM 14,843 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Mar 24th 2015, 4:57 PM 9,330 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Mar 24th 2015, 7:48 AM 7,050 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Mar 23rd 2015, 4:00 PM 14,284 Views 35 Comments

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