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New hiqa.ie website

Welcome to the new hiqa.ie website

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:

A day in the life of Finbarr Colfer, HIQA inspector manager

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.