Susan Cliffe

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Clonakilty Community Hospital: Last year, it had 43 residents with dementia out of 103. It was among more than 400 facilities that had to battle coronavirus. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

The Health Service Executive allowed coronavirus-infected residents with dementia in a Co Cork care home to share the same room with residents not inf(...)

Latest figures  put the number of nursing home fatalities at 798, or 54.4 per cent of all 1,467 deaths.

Same-day Covid-19 testing and restriction on visitor times and numbers could allow the State’s nursing homes to reopen safely to visitors, the represe(...)

The Health Service Executive (HSE) noted that a large majority (86 per cent) of patients surveyed expressed satisfaction at the hospital food. File photograph: Alan Betson

Nutrition and hydration care is not viewed as a priority for some Irish hospitals though malnutrition costs the State an estimated €1.5 billion a year(...)

Susan Cliffe: “The adrenaline is high when Hiqa inspectors are in the hospital, but we don’t go with faces like hatchets”

Susan Cliffe, a Health Information and Quality Authority inspector, spends her working days checking the standards of hygiene and healthcare at acute (...)