Press Releases 2016

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.

Friday, July 8, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority has today launched a five week public consultation on new Draft Information Management Standards for National Health and Social Care Data Collections.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Today, the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has published 28 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.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Today, the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has published 19 inspection reports into residential centres for adults and children with disabilities.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Today the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) are publishing 18 reports into centres for adults and children with disabilities.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Varying degrees of quality service and management found in different localities

Young people continue to experience an inconsistency in the quality of children’s services from different providers across the country. The significant variation in services is documented in the Health Information and Quality Authority’s (HIQA’s) latest annual overview report on the inspection and regulation of children’s services in 2015, published today.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published 18 reports on 18 residential services for adults with disabilities. HIQA inspects against the Health Act 2007 (Care and Support of Residents in Designated Centres for Persons (Children and Adults) with Disabilities) Regulations 2013 and the National Standards for Residential Services for Children and Adults with Disabilities which apply to residential and respite services across all disability sectors in Ireland.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Today the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) are publishing 15 inspection reports in residential settings for older people.

Friday, May 27, 2016

One in four patients admitted to hospital is affected by malnutrition

Nutrition and hydration care is not viewed as a priority for some Irish hospitals according to a new review published today by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA).

Friday, May 27, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HQIA) has today published 16 reports on 16 residential services for adults with disabilities.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Today the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) are publishing 14 inspection reports in residential settings for older people.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) today published its 2015 Overview Report on the regulation of designated centres for older people. A total of 411 nursing home inspections were carried out last year in 343 registered residential centres across the country, with almost half of all inspections being unannounced.

Monday, April 4, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published its Corporate Plan for 2016­­–2018. The plan outlines the direction and focus of the organization for the next three years.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Significant increase in number of hospitals requiring re-inspection due to poor hygiene and maintenance.

Irish hospitals and staff have shown commitment and progress in improving hand hygiene practices, but poor levels of overall environmental cleanliness are exposing patients to the risk of Healthcare Associated Infections according to a new report, published today by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA).

Monday, March 21, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today launched an eight-week public consultation on new draft National Standards for Safer Better Maternity Services.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published guidance for adult health and social care professionals to support the rights of people who use health and social services, in particular vulnerable people in their care, to make informed decisions and to live more independent lives.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) today publishes two standards to facilitate the electronic exchange of information between healthcare providers. The purpose of the National Standards for Diagnosis Datasets and Clinical Document Architecture Templates and the National Standards for Adverse Reaction Datasets and Clinical Document Architecture Templates is to improve the delivery of safe, person-centred care by standardising the way health information is shared and stored.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) is to conduct research to determine the optimum primary screening test for the prevention of cervical cancer in Ireland.

Monday, February 1, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) have today published revised National Standard Demographic Dataset and Guidance for use in health and social care settings in Ireland.

Monday, January 25, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published 10 recommendations for the Minister for Health on improving the coordination of patient safety intelligence to drive patient safety. These include a number of recommendations in relation to patient safety incident reporting, which is a valuable source of patient safety intelligence. The recommendations are published in conjunction with two supporting documents, the “As-is” analysis of patient safety intelligence systems and structures in Ireland and also with the International review of patient safety surveillance systems.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has commenced a health technology assessment (HTA) of smoking cessation interventions. This follows a request from the Department of Health for HIQA to examine the clinical and cost-effectiveness of a number of different treatments to help people quit smoking.

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