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An audit of how suspected child abuse cases are referred to gardaí by social workers is to be undertaken following a highly critical inspection of services.

An audit of how suspected child abuse cases are referred to gardaí by social workers is to be undertaken following a highly critical inspection of ser(...)

The report noted that non-compliances were having a ‘direct impact on the residents’ quality of life’. Photograph: Michael Donne/Science Photo Library

Twenty-six people working at a nursing home in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford were not appropriately vetted by the Garda for their jobs, an inspection into c(...)

Critical risks have been identified in 37 creches across the country where serious non-compliance with regulations were identified

Childcare group Early Childhood Ireland have said they would have “serious concerns” about the use of CCTV in creches as quality childcare is centred (...)

Residents of a Dublin-based disability centre were regularly exposed to shouting, screaming and pushing, a new inspection report by the Health Informa(...)

Hiqa said its main priority was to ensure the safety and care of vulnerable persons in receipt of healthcare services.

Health service watchdog Hiqa has indicated that it cannot adopt a softer line in inspecting or setting standards for facilities and institutions opera(...)

Stewarts Care has invested heavily to allow it deal with criticisms set out by Hiqa; this led to a €6.2 million unauthorised deficit. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Department of Public Expenditure warned in a report published a year ago that the health service was recruiting 371 whole-time staff each month on(...)

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A review is under way into what the Health Service Executive has described as “the unacceptable use of client funds” at one of the country’s largest o(...)

Obesity costs the State €1.2 billion a year. Photograph: iStock

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris, has signed into law the ability of physicians to prescribe cannabis-based drugs for a variety of conditions. N(...)

Four hospitals have breached HSE guidelines around controlling the spread of the CPE superbug, health inspectors have found. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Four hospitals have breached Health Service Executive (HSE) guidelines around controlling the spread of the CPE superbug, health inspectors have found(...)

Phelim Quinn, chief executive of the Health Information and Quality Authority. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The placing of a number of disabled residents together in a care facility in Co Limerick meant they were vulnerable to physical harm and threats to th(...)

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