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Dublin firefighters to vote on industrial action over ambulance dispatch move
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Dublin firefighters to vote on industrial action over ambulance dispatch move

Mar 3rd 2015, 7:08 PM 27,807 Views 126 Comments

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

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

Mar 2nd 2015, 9:10 AM 22,497 Views 73 Comments

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

Sticky residue and stains found on equipment at Limerick hospital
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Sticky residue and stains found on equipment at Limerick hospital

Feb 23rd 2015, 3:00 PM 10,575 Views 21 Comments

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

Child restrained with handcuffs by five staff at Oberstown campus
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Child restrained with handcuffs by five staff at Oberstown campus

Feb 23rd 2015, 12:05 PM 20,665 Views 57 Comments

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

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

Jan 17th 2015, 7:35 PM 21,019 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Jan 13th 2015, 10:00 PM 19,836 Views 14 Comments

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.

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

Jan 12th 2015, 4:25 PM 9,659 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Dec 12th 2014, 5:40 PM 19,368 Views 56 Comments

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

Residents restrained 772 times at Meath care home
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Residents restrained 772 times at Meath care home

Dec 11th 2014, 6:54 PM 12,960 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Dec 7th 2014, 7:50 PM 13,499 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Dec 5th 2014, 10:10 AM 4,648 Views 12 Comments

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

Poll: Do you have confidence in our ambulance services?
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Poll: Do you have confidence in our ambulance services?

Dec 3rd 2014, 9:10 AM 8,304 Views 54 Comments

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

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

Dec 2nd 2014, 10:35 PM 14,524 Views 39 Comments

A Hiqa report into the ambulance service has been published.

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

Dec 2nd 2014, 11:54 AM 4,665 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Dec 1st 2014, 10:20 PM 27,524 Views 40 Comments

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

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

Dec 1st 2014, 3:30 PM 9,196 Views 10 Comments

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

More than 100 children in foster care have no social worker
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More than 100 children in foster care have no social worker

Nov 21st 2014, 6:30 AM 6,902 Views 9 Comments

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

Watchdog finds issues with nutrition and healthcare at Galway nursing home
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Watchdog finds issues with nutrition and healthcare at Galway nursing home

Oct 24th 2014, 7:13 PM 7,652 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Oct 16th 2014, 10:17 PM 10,462 Views 11 Comments

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.

Health watchdog had "grave concerns" over disability centre
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Health watchdog had "grave concerns" over disability centre

Oct 8th 2014, 3:34 PM 6,027 Views 4 Comments

The centre in Offaly was given an immediate care order.

Dignity of elderly compromised after being transported down corridors on commodes
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Dignity of elderly compromised after being transported down corridors on commodes

Oct 8th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,179 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Sep 24th 2014, 10:10 AM 5,721 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Aug 6th 2014, 8:06 AM 9,268 Views 27 Comments

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

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

Jul 28th 2014, 11:02 AM 8,708 Views 14 Comments

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

Meal times at intellectual disability centre "distressing" report found
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Meal times at intellectual disability centre "distressing" report found

Jul 25th 2014, 3:14 PM 12,387 Views 37 Comments

A subsequent report showed a major improvement.

Two whistleblowers suspended over nursing home claims, Seanad told
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Two whistleblowers suspended over nursing home claims, Seanad told

Jul 17th 2014, 5:54 PM 11,098 Views 0 Comments

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.

HIQA are looking for comments on referral thresholds for gastrointestinal procedures
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HIQA are looking for comments on referral thresholds for gastrointestinal procedures

Jul 3rd 2014, 6:13 PM 7,681 Views 6 Comments

Draft recommendations have been published.

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

Jun 27th 2014, 2:42 PM 4,147 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jun 27th 2014, 6:45 AM 4,664 Views 9 Comments

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

HIQA criticises some children's disability care services
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HIQA criticises some children's disability care services

Jun 26th 2014, 4:32 PM 4,581 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Jun 11th 2014, 2:15 PM 8,437 Views 21 Comments

Hiqa carried out two unannounced inspections at the hospital.

How is the government revamping the social welfare system?
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How is the government revamping the social welfare system?

Jun 5th 2014, 9:00 AM 10,620 Views 51 Comments

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

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

May 23rd 2014, 12:07 PM 9,504 Views 11 Comments

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

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

May 2nd 2014, 6:45 AM 8,004 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Apr 29th 2014, 10:11 AM 7,375 Views 2 Comments

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

Health inspectors find 'dirty' mattresses and 'soiled' flooring at Waterford Regional Hospital
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Health inspectors find 'dirty' mattresses and 'soiled' flooring at Waterford Regional Hospital

Apr 26th 2014, 3:52 PM 14,414 Views 26 Comments

The authority said the hospital has requested additional funding to replace 300 mattresses in the hospital.

No evidence of consent for use of restraints at Enable Ireland residential home
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No evidence of consent for use of restraints at Enable Ireland residential home

Apr 23rd 2014, 8:51 AM 8,395 Views 39 Comments

A HIQA inspection found the home was non-compliant across 18 different outcomes that it examined.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
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Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Apr 3rd 2014, 11:33 PM 22,925 Views 7 Comments

Everyone’s been talking about new taping revelations in the du Plantier murder case, the mass shooting in Texas… and Enda’s chess moves at Ryanair.