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Sarah Fitzgibbon and her daughter Poppy.

Sarah Fitzgibbon’s youngest daughter Poppy was diagnosed with ataxic cerebral palsy at 13 months. Now 11 years old, Poppy has profound and multiple l(...)

In total, Hiqa published 23 reports on residential services for people with disabilities, of which 13 were found to be in compliance with the regulations and standards. File photograph: Getty Images

Three centres for disabled adults which are run by the same company have been found to have major non-compliance in relation to issues of safety. Tw(...)

Hiqa  gave the HSE a final warning late last year to improve conditions at Áras Attracta in Swinford, Co Mayo  or face closure. File photograph: Google Street View

The Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) has withdrawn its proposal to cancel the registration of the Áras Attracta care facility following(...)

An inspection at the Drombanna centre in Co Limerick, in November 2017, found conditions were “not satisfactory”. File photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Instances of physical abuse between residents have been identified at a Limerick disability centre run by RehabCare. At another centre, in Co Kerry,(...)

A 64-year-old patient has been waiting over four days for a bed in Tallaght hospital. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The emergency department at Tallaght hospital has been described as “dangerous and unsafe” by a consultant at the hospital with patients on trolleys b(...)

Hiqa had  concerns centred on allegations of inadequate staffing and a poor quality of care provided to residents at Droimnin Nursing Home, Stradbally, Co Laois.

Staff in a nursing home in Co Laois “repeatedly” highlighted the impact of healthcare staff shortages on their ability to meet the needs of residents (...)

Malak Thawley and her husband Alan. Photograph: Facebook

The National Maternity Hospital has secured a stay on an inquiry into patient safety issues, ordered by the Minister for Health after the death of a w(...)

The latest Hiqa reports warned that in six of the 14 centres examined, older people’s needs were not always met. File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Unsuitable staffing, overcrowded rooms and a lack of respect for residents’ dignity and privacy have been highlighted in reports on a number of centre(...)

Five “major non-compliances’’ with national standards have been found in child protection and welfare services in the south-east in a Health Informati(...)

Malak Thawley: the investigation will centre on whether there are measures in place to ensure the safe conduct of obstetric or gynaecological surgery outside of core working hours at the National Maternity Hospital

The terms of reference for the planned investigation that arose following the death of Malak Thawley at Dublin’s National Maternity Hospital, Holles S(...)

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