Press Releases 2015

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published a guide to the Authority’s review of nutrition and hydration in public acute hospitals. This review is part of HIQA’s evolving approach in monitoring healthcare providers’ compliance with the National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare published in 2012. The review will use self-assessment as well as unannounced inspections of a number of care environments.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published new guidance to help hospitals and healthcare providers improve quality and safety by linking recommendations — from previous HIQA investigations and reviews into healthcare services — with National Standards that they are expected to meet.

Friday, July 3, 2015

The Health Information and Quality Authority has today published its overview report of its regulation of public and private nursing homes for 2014.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

On 2 July 2015, the Chief Executive of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA), Phelim Quinn, and Ombudsman Peter Tyndall signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on behalf of the Authority and the Office of the Ombudsman. The MoU will facilitate the exchange of information and complaints between both Offices in the best interests of the public and the health and social care services. The agreement will also establish procedures to assist members of the public in accessing the services of both organisations.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Pursuant to Part 8 of the Health Act 2007, an Interim Order was made by Kilkenny District Court on consent, on 26 June 2015, cancelling the registration of Our Lady's Unit, St. Patrick's Centre (Kilkenny) Limited, Kells Road, Co.

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published a guide to the Authority’s review of antimicrobial stewardship provision in public acute hospitals.

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Annual report of the regulatory activity of the Health Information and Quality Authority: Children’s Services 2014, published today, covers statutory children’s residential centres, statutory foster care services, child protection and welfare services, designated centres for children with disabilities and the country’s detention schools.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published a revised guide to the monitoring programme for unannounced inspections undertaken against the National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections. This guide focuses on the key elements of the 2015 monitoring programme and replaces the guide issued in March 2014.

Monday, May 25, 2015

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published a report on its inspection of the child protection and welfare services provided to children living in direct provision accommodation in four of the Child and Family Service Areas, namely Louth/Meath, Midlands, Sligo/Leitrim/West Cavan and Dublin North City.

Friday, May 8, 2015

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published the report of its investigation into the governance and assurance arrangements that the Health Service Executive (HSE) has in place to ensure the safety, quality and standards of services provided to patients in the Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Hand hygiene practices are generally improving in many Irish public acute hospitals, but unclean hospital equipment, and poor hand hygiene practice among some healthcare staff continues to place patients at unnecessary risk of acquiring a Healthcare Associated Infection, according to a new report published today by the Health Information and Quality Au

Thursday, March 12, 2015

‘Have your say on how your individual health identifier is managed’ is the message from the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA). Today HIQA publishes draft Standards for public consultation which lay the foundation for the introduction of individual health identifiers to the Irish healthcare system.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Introduction of new health technologies could lead to reduced mortality rates, better patient care, shorter waiting lists and reduction in hospital overcrowding.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Important steps towards Ireland’s eHealth strategy were taken today with the publication of Health Information and Quality Authority Standards for electronic prescribing and the electronic transfer of prescriptions.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published new National Standards for Special Care Units. These standards have been developed to ensure that children living away from home are provided with safe, high quality intervention services.

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