Healthcare Quality and Safety

Report of the review of antimicrobial stewardship in public acute hospitals

Date of publication: 
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

This review looked at how the HSE is addressing the global threat of antimicrobial resistance through the promotion of best practice in antimicrobial stewardship in public acute hospitals.

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

Date of publication: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

This guide outlines HIQA’s monitoring and quality improvement programme for unannounced nutrition and hydration inspections in public acute hospitals (excluding paediatric and maternity services).

Report of the review of nutrition and hydration care in public acute hospitals

Date of publication: 
Friday, May 27, 2016

This review report has been designed to present the findings and share the overall learning from this programme of monitoring. In doing so, it is hoped that hospitals can learn from the identified areas of good practice and opportunities for improvement in relation to nutrition and hydration for patients in hospital.

Overview of HIQA unannounced infection prevention and control inspections in 2015

Date of publication: 
Thursday, March 31, 2016

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

Draft National Standards for Safer Better Maternity Services

Date of publication: 
Monday, March 21, 2016

HIQA has launched an eight-week public consultation on new draft National Standards for Safer Better Maternity Services. We encourage members of the public and all interested parties to provide feedback and become involved in the standards development process by submitting their views on the draft national standards. The closing date for feedback is 5pm Monday 16 May 2016.

Supporting people’s autonomy: a guidance document

Date of publication: 
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The purpose of this guidance on autonomy is to help services to demonstrate how they show respect for human dignity, how they provide person-centred care, and how they ensure an informed consent process that values personal choice and decision-making.

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.

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