Press Releases 2015

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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