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22 Oct 2014 - 12:17
Blog by Dr Máirín Ryan, Acting Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Health Technology Assessment  Health economics is the connection between health and the resources needed to promote or safeguard it. By resources, we don’t just mean money, but also people, materials and time, which could have been used in other ways.
23 Sep 2014 - 16:02
I’ve been an inspector manager with HIQA for five years now and there have been some significant changes in social care including nursing homes and centres for people with disabilities in Ireland. It’s been a busy time – last year alone we carried out 814 nursing home inspections, at all times of the day and night.
4 Apr 2011 - 07:13
We've listened to what you had to say and have made some big changes! We hope you like it and find it easy to use.  About the new site We started from the beginning: we have rewritten the content to make the information easier to read; new navigation to help make things easier to find and there is a new simple, clean design with interactive features.  We have five new sections:
4 Mar 2011 - 14:12
In February 2010, another inspector and I visited a centre in our area. We were taken aback by many issues, but particularly by the day-to-day life for residents. For example, a third of the residents were restrained in old-style Buxton Chairs which were in a poor state of repair. None had a safety or therapeutic assessment or care plan for using these chairs, and none had been seen by an occupational therapist.