Phelim Quinn

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Phelim Quinn, chief executive of the Health Information and Quality Authority: “I don’t think we can actually even currently quantify the number of people in conventional homecare or domiciliary care, supported living, or those people in step-down units, because they’re not defined as care centres.” Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

It is almost 15 years since RTÉ exposed shocking practices at Leas Cross nursing home in north Co Dublin. After the programme, a Health Service Execu(...)

Yes campaigners during the abortion referendum count at Dublin Castle last May. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Southern Taskgroup on Abortion and Reproductive Topics (Start), an organisation representing 250 abortion providers, recently estimated that they (...)

New standards are to be developed for the health and social care sectors to safeguard vulnerable adults and to protect them from physical, financial, (...)

The board of the State’s health watchdog will meet next Thursday to discuss an alleged conflict of interest involving its chairman Brian McEnery. Mr (...)

Hiqa’s chief executive Phelim Quinn pointed out most older people and people with a disability wish to remain at home. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Home care services need to be regulated urgently to avoid vulnerable people being placed at risk in their own homes, according to the State’s health w(...)

Hiqa chief executive Phelim Quinn said it was “unfortunately” still too common for the public to witness the poor provision of health and social care services. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Large numbers of people have witnessed physical or emotional abuse in nursing homes and home care services, according to a new survey. A clear majori(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone told the Dáil she accepted some Cabinet colleagues would have preferred if she had made a contribution at Cabinet and she would learn from that. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has said she accepts she may have been “overly cautious’’ in protecting details passed on to her about Tusla’s(...)

Hiqa chief executive Phelim Quinn described  current approach to the health service as “disjointed and reactionary”.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ireland should seek to move to a commissioning model of care similar to that used by the NHS in Britain, the Health Information and Quality Authority (...)

Hiqa says the Government needs to introduce new legislation to safeguard vulnerable adults from abuse

The Government needs to introduce new legislation to safeguard vulnerable adults from abuse, according to the head of the State’s health watchdog. He(...)

The Minister for Health told the MacGill Summer School that “we need to stop running the health service based on election cycles”. Photographs: Reuters

Minister for Health Simon Harris has called for a 10-year strategy to reform Ireland’s health service. Mr Harris, speaking at the MacGill Summer Scho(...)