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The HIQA report said overall the resident’s quality of life and safety Logan House in Galway was found to be “poor”.

Residents of a supported accommodation facility for people with an acquired brain injury raised concerns that staff were on their phones and ignoring (...)

Almost 20,000 children are on the orthodontic waiting list, including almost 8,000 who have been waiting for over two years. Photograph:  John Giles/PA

It has taken almost two decades for the health service to investigate the allegations made by a whistleblower about damage to children’s teeth in its (...)

Growth in the use of e-cigarettes has not led to more young people taking up tobacco smoking, new research suggests. Photograph: Alba Vigaray/EPA.

Growth in the use of e-cigarettes has not led to more young people taking up tobacco smoking, new research suggests. The latest in a string of studie(...)

While the need for improved transport access had been raised at a previous inspection Hiqa noted it was ‘even more limited at the time of this inspection’.

A rural care home for people with intellectual disabilities was found to have cut its residents’ access to transport vehicles in half despite having b(...)

An audit of smear tests showed health service professionals that Vicky Phelan had wrongly received the all-clear from cervical cancer, but she was not told about it. Her High Court case in 2018 brought attention the CervicalCheck controversy. Photograph: Tom Honan

The controversy over the CervicalCheck screening programme has convulsed the health service over the past year, but it might never have come to light (...)

Oberstown Children’s Detention Centre: It costs €6,557 to detain a child for a week  in the State’s only child detention facility. Photograph: Iain White / Fennell Photography

Insurance companies have started demanding the case files of troubled children before agreeing to provide coverage for them in residential care. The (...)

There were improvements in safeguarding training and in the number and quality of plans to protect people from risks although this was not consistently implemented at the centres, Hiqa said.

Mark Hilliard A residential care service for children and adults with both intellectual disabilities and complex health needs has been told it must (...)

Infection with Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is implicated in a number of cancers, including cervical, vaginal, anal and penile cancer, as well as anogenital warts. File photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images.

The uptake of the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer has risen to 70 per cent, a rise of 20 percentage points in just over two years, according to th(...)

The Health Information and Quality Authority carried out an unannounced inspection last August into Woodvale Group, a residential service for 12 adults operated by the Daughters of Charity.

A residential centre in west Dublin for vulnerable adults with disabilities and medical conditions was found to have had inadequate numbers of trained(...)

The Hiqa report said COPE foundation Cork had failed to demonstrate that residents with communicable infections were subject to universal separation and precautions.

Residents and staff of a centre for people with disabilities in Cork were exposed to serious risks due to failures in protocols for dealing with commu(...)

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