Healthcare Quality and Safety

Review of progress made at the Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise

Date of publication: 
Monday, December 5, 2016

This Review, which began in April 2016, sought to evaluate the progress achieved at Portlaoise Hospital in implementing the HIQA Portlaoise Investigation Report’s recommendations.

Guide to HIQA's Medication Safety Monitoring Programme in Public Acute Hospitals

Date of publication: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

This guide outlines phase one of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA’s) medication safety monitoring programme in public acute hospitals in Ireland. 

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.

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