The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published five inspection reports on medication safety focusing on governance arrangements and systems in place to support the safe use of medicines especially high-risk medicines (a medicine which could causing significant patient harm or death if used in error) and high-risk situations in public, acute hospitals. The monitoring programme aims to monitor a health service’s compliance with the National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare and to promote quality improvement in the services provided.
Inspections were conducted between October and December 2019 at:
- Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital
- Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise
- Rotunda Hospital
- Ennis Hospital
- St James’s Hospital.