Healthcare Quality and Safety

Guidance for providers of health and social care services for children

Date of publication: 
Thursday, November 5, 2015

Communicating in plain English with children and their families; this guide will help you to communicate more clearly with children, their parents or other caregivers, and friends. It will help you to think about how you present information so that children and others will understand it the first time they read or hear it.

Guidance for providers of health and social care services

Date of publication: 
Thursday, November 5, 2015

Communicating in plain English; It is important to remember that different people and communities will have different communication needs. This guide will help you to communicate more clearly with your adult service users and their families and friends. It will help you think about how you present information so that the reader or listener will understand it the first time they read or hear it.

Speaking notes, Phelim Quinn, CEO of HIQA, at the Irish Hospital Consultants Association Conference, 3 October 2015

Date of publication: 
Saturday, October 3, 2015

Speaking notes, Phelim Quinn, CEO of HIQA, at the Irish Hospital Consultants Association Conference, 3 October 2015.

Guide to the Health Information and Quality Authority’s review of nutrition and hydration in public acute hospitals

Date of publication: 
Thursday, October 15, 2015

This guide outlines the Authority’s monitoring and quality improvement programme for unannounced inspections of patients’ nutrition and hydration in public acute hospitals. This version, published 15 October, supersedes the version published 24 July 2015 as the inspection teams will be onsite for three mealtimes and not two as detailed in version 1.

Linking learning to National Standards: How recommendations from previous HIQA investigation, statutory inquiry and review reports (2009–2015) relate to specific National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare

Date of publication: 
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

HIQA has produced a substantial amount of recommendations and learning for public hospitals in Ireland through its various investigations and other regulatory work. This document communicates some of this learning to support public hospitals to implement the National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare to generate an awareness of how the Standards relate to real-world care delivery.

Guide to the Health Information and Quality Authority's review of antimicrobial stewardship in public acute hospitals, 2015

Date of publication: 
Friday, June 26, 2015

The guide outlines why the Authority has decided to focus on this patient safety issue, how the review process will be conducted, and what the desired outcomes from this review will be.

Guide: Monitoring Programme for unannounced inspections undertaken against the National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections

Date of publication: 
Thursday, May 28, 2015

This guide explains the approach that the Authority takes when monitoring the compliance of acute hospitals with the National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections. It refers to unannounced inspections only.

Speaking notes, Phelim Quinn, CEO of HIQA, at the INMO Annual Delegate Conference 2015

Date of publication: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Speaking notes, Phelim Quinn, CEO of HIQA, at the INMO Annual Delegate Conference 2015

Overview of inspections in public acute hospitals against the National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections

Date of publication: 
Thursday, March 19, 2015

This report reviews the findings of unannounced hygiene inspections carried out by the Health Information and Quality Authority in public acute hospitals between February 2014 and January 2015. These inspections are carried out to check whether or not hospitals are meeting the National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated
Infections.

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