1067 results

Kathleen MacLellan said it was a priority for it to examine how such complaints could be investigated and engagement was under way with Hiqa on this issue

The Health Information and Quality Authority’s (Hiqa) powers of enforcement in regulating the nursing home sector are a blunt instrument, its chief ex(...)

The Oireachtas health committee will be told that more than 2,000 deaths have been linked to Covid-19 in nursing homes. File photograph: Getty

The Covid-19 pandemic “shone a spotlight” on a need to reform the regulatory system for social care, including nursing homes, the State’s health watch(...)

The Republic has been on its third lockdown since just after Christmas.

Ireland had the third lowest rate of hospitalisations and intensive care unit (ICU) admissions from Covid-19 in a review of 18 countries, an internati(...)

Nphet discussed penalising people failing to self-isolate or restrict movements last month. Photograph: Alan Betson

The possibility of penalising people who fail to observe periods of self-isolation or restriction of movements was discussed at a meeting of the (...)

The vast majority of residents and staff in care facilities have been vaccinated, with almost 100,000 people receiving their first dose and 65,000 receiving their second as of last weekend. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Nursing homes are pushing for coronavirus-vaccinated residents and visitors to be allowed in-person visits with rapid antigen testing for visits by th(...)

Hiqa has doubled the timeframe of immunity after infection of Covid-19. Image: Paul Scott/The Irish Times

Immunity after Covid-19 infection can last up to six months, the State’s health watchdog has advised. This is twice the 12-week period that had appli(...)

‘Some families are traumatised by the knowledge that their family member passed away possibly with nobody there beside them,’ says Hiqa deputy chief inspector Susan Cliffe. File photograph: iStock

Nursing-home staff, surviving residents and relatives of residents who died from Covid-19 will require psychological help after the trauma of the pan(...)

The benefit of wearing face masks in reducing transmission of Covid-19 among younger children in schools is likely to be small, Hiqa has said.  File photograph: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

The benefit of wearing face masks in reducing transmission of Covid-19 among younger children in schools is likely to be small, according to new healt(...)

Hiqa carried out inspections of care homes during the Covid-19 pandemic. File photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Staff at a Donegal nursing home did not have appropriate support or supervision during a severe Covid-19 outbreak which infected 33 of its 41 resident(...)

the awful, dehumanising phrase “elderly person with an underlying health condition” gave some people a false sense of security

Covid-19 has been a moving target from the start. Here are some of the early misconceptions that were challenged by emerging new evidence - and someti(...)

  • « First
  • Prev
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • Next
  • Last »