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Podcast Interview with Diarmuid McNamee, Towerview: International Investment in Irish Healthcare

Mar 2, 2020

Introduction and Podcast HCI recently chatted to Diarmuid McNamee, Director at TowerView Investments on international investment in the healthcare market from a global and Irish perspective. This discussion…

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Analysing incident data and communicating lessons learned

Feb 12, 2020

What are Incidents? The HSE (2018) defines an Incident as an event or circumstance which could have, or did lead to unintended and/or unnecessary harm. Incidents include adverse…

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Key points to note from the Guidance on a Human Rights-based Approach in Health and Social Care Services

Jan 7, 2020

Introduction On the 13th November 2019, the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) and Safeguarding Ireland published the Guidance on a Human Rights-based Approach in Health and Social…

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What are the key points to note from the new National Standards for Adult Safeguarding?

Jan 6, 2020

Introduction On the 4th December 2019, the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) and the Mental Health Commission (MHC) published the National Standards for Adult Safeguarding 2019. Through…

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What are the Risks in Home Care Services?

Dec 18, 2019

Introduction We know that all healthcare can be regarded as high risk care. However, home care presents additional challenges as there is a potential risk to human rights…

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HCI’s review of HIQA Inspection Reports highlights ongoing issues with Fire Precautions, Risk Management and Governance and Management

Oct 29, 2019

Introduction HCI has completed a review of seventeen randomly selected HIQA Inspection Reports of Designated Centres for Older People. All inspections were completed during March 2019 to June…

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Infection Prevention and Control for Residential Care Centres

Aug 9, 2019

Introduction A national survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial medication use in long-term care facilities in 2016 found that at any point in time about 1 in 25…

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Practical tips to prepare for Statutory Licensing

Jun 18, 2019

Introduction At present there are no regulations governing the homecare sector, but we know from the Sláinetecare Implementation Strategy that statutory licensing is coming. The Sláintecare Implementation Strategy…

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Summary of HIQA Inspection Findings in Nursing Homes completed during November 2018 to February 2019

May 29, 2019

Introduction This report by HCI highlights the trends in inspection findings, those being ‘Compliant’ and ‘Not Compliant’ as detailed by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) in…

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Key Points from the Guidance relating to Carbapenemase Producing Enterobacterales for Care Facilities for Older People

May 10, 2019

Introduction The Health Service Executive (HSE) and Health Protection Surveillance Centre published ‘Guidance relating to Carbapenemase Producing Enterobacterales (CPE) for Long-Term Care Facilities for Older People’ to provide…

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