Some 24 residents have died from an outbreak of Covid-19 in the 150-bed St Mary’s nursing home,  which has a separate 48-bed step down hospital. Photograph: Eric Luke

The niece of a resident who died in St Mary’s Hospital nursing home in Dublin’s Phoenix Park has called for a statutory inquiry into the State’s respo(...)

Children were being ‘subjected to voluntary consent for significant periods of time’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Temporary measures to take children into State care without a court order have been found in some cases to have been used indefinitely by Tusla, the c(...)

Residents in Ballytrim House, Co Donegal, were left living in a “chaotic and fearful environment”, according to a Hiqa report.

A teenager living in a Health Service Executive centre for people with disabilities was assaulted by an adult resident on multiple occasions as she wa(...)

The original report into how Tusla managed allegations of child sexual abuse was published in June 2018. The child and family agency has since been undertaking reforms. Photograph: Tom Honan

There has been “significant progress” on a range of reforms at Tusla, the child and family agency, following a damning 2018 report by the State health(...)

State agency Hiqa carried out 743 inspections last year

Nearly a third of centres for people with disabilities are falling short of safeguarding standards for residents, a Health Information and Quality Aut(...)

Warnings have been issued  of a potential time bomb facing the health and care sector due to delays making capital improvements in nursing homes and disability residential centres. File photograph: Getty

Nearly 80 residential care centres for people with disabilities and around 45 nursing homes are at risk of closure as their physical premises do not m(...)

PrEP is effective and  currently available but at a high cost

The State health watchdog has concluded a drug which helps prevent HIV would be “safe, effective and cost-saving” if provided by the public health ser(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris and participants in a campaign for the HPV vaccine in August 2017. Photograph: The Irish Times

Extending the HPV vaccine to boys would have health benefits for the wider population, the State health watchdog has said. The vaccine protects agai(...)

The board said it “fully accepts the findings and recommendations” of the Hiqa report, following a meeting on Friday. Photograph: Alan Betson

The board of the State child protection agency Tusla has said it is “acutely aware” of the need to address issues raised in a highly critical report b(...)

Hiqa said the results of its survey would be used to inform its ‘monitoring activity in acute hospitals.’

The Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) has decided to conduct an annual public experience survey in an effort to improve healthcare stand(...)

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