Press Releases 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published 23 inspection reports on residential settings for older people.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Today the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has published 20 inspection reports on residential settings for older people.

Monday, November 28, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published 21 reports on residential services for people with disabilities.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published 20 reports on residential services for people with disabilities.

Friday, November 18, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published 20 reports on residential services for people with disabilities.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

HIQA CEO Phelim Quinn spoke on the concept of responsibility at the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies' national conference on safeguarding vulnerable people.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published two reports on the prevention and control of Healthcare Associated Infections in public acute hospitals.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published 22 reports on residential services for people with disabilities.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published three reports on nutrition and hydration care in public acute hospitals.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Today the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has published 19 inspection reports on residential settings for older people.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published 23 reports on residential services for people with disabilities.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Today the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has published 19 inspection reports on residential settings for older people.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published A Guide to Health Technology Assessment at HIQA. This guide provides an overview of what health technology assessment (

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published 20 reports on residential services for people with disabilities.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today announced that it is commencing inspections in public acute hospitals to improve patient safety related to medication usage.

Monday, October 24, 2016

The Ombudsman for Children’s Office (OCO) and Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to promote cooperation and exchange of information between the two

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published three reports on nutrition and hydration care in public acute hospitals.

Friday, October 14, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published 20 reports on residential services for people with disabilities.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Investigations into Maternity Services in Ireland

13 October 2016  

Speaking Notes: Phelim Quinn

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Today the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has published 21 inspection reports on residential settings for older people.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published three reports on the prevention and control of Healthcare Associated Infections in public acute hospitals.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published 20 reports on residential services for people with disabilities.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Monday 10 October 2016:The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published proposed new standards for public acute hospitals to protect patients and staff from acquiring and spreading Healthcare Associated Infections, and is inviting the public to comment on them.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Today the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has published 22 inspection reports on 21 residential settings for older people.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published 20 reports on residential services for people with disabilities.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Today the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has published 13 inspection reports on residential settings for older people.

Friday, September 30, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published three reports on nutrition and hydration care in public acute hospitals.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published 19 reports on residential services for people with disabilities.

Monday, September 26, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) and the Mental Health Commission have today launched a six-week public consultation on new Draft National Standards for Conduct ofReviews of Patient Safety Incidents.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Today the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has published 18 inspection reports on residential settings for older people.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published 25 reports on residential services for people with disabilities.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Today the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has published 16 inspection reports on residential settings for older people.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published 24 reports on residential services for people with disabilities.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Today the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has published 18 inspection reports on residential settings for older people.

Monday, August 29, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published 11 reports on residential services for people with disabilities.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) have today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on areas of potential cooperation and collaboration in the interest of ensuring appropriate assessment of information by NMBI and HIQA and the protection of the health and welfare of people who use health and social services in Ireland.

Friday, August 19, 2016

A new review of international evidence and best practice by HIQA has concluded that using a central secure record of people’s medical history can help to improve patient care and safety by giving healthcare professionals timely access to relevant patient information to guide care and treatment, such as in an emergency department or a ph

Friday, August 12, 2016

Today, the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has published 23 inspection reports on residential settings for older people.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published 20 reports on residential services for people with disabilities.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Today, the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has published 23 inspection reports on residential settings for older people.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published 20 reports on residential services for people with disabilities.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Today, the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has published 17 inspection reports on residential settings for older people. HIQA monitors designated centres for compliance with Health Act Regulations and the National Quality Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People in Ireland.

Friday, July 29, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published an ‘International review of national health and social care data collections’. HIQA’s review of international experience and best practice found that having national health social care data collections with quality data leads to improvements in the quality of care patients receive.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

I want to thank Joe Mulholland for his invitation to address the MacGill Summer School. This is the first time a CEO of HIQA has spoken at this prestigious event, and it is a privilege to do so.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A new report released today by HIQA on how public acute hospitals are protecting patients from the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance has found that while many hospitals have made significant progress to reduce these risks, more needs to be done in hospitals and the community to better protect patients.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Today the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has published 21 inspection reports into residential centres for adults and children with disabilities.

Today’s reports include 15 full -18 outcome inspections; one of which was unannounced.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Today, the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has published 26 inspection reports on residential settings for older people. HIQA monitors designated centres for compliance with Health Act Regulations and the National Quality Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People in Ireland.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Initial inspections showed lack of understanding on how to meet regulations and standards

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) today published its Annual Overview Report on the regulation of designated centres for adults and children with disabilities.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Today the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has published 29 inspection reports into residential centres for adults and children with disabilities.

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