HIQA release a COVID 19 Assurance Framework for Registered Providers

Sep 18, 2020

Introduction On 17th September 2020, the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) published COVID-19 – An assurance framework for registered providers – preparedness planning and Infection prevention and…

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World Patient Safety Day 2020

Sep 16, 2020

Introduction The 17th September 2020 is recognised globally as World Patient Safety Day. The overall objectives of World Patient Safety Day are to enhance global understanding of patient…

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The Role of an Interim Q-Pulse Administration Service

Sep 14, 2020

Introduction In order to get the most from Q-Pulse, it is important to ensure the software is well administered, kept up-to-date and that users have the necessary support…

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Specific Recommendations for Nursing Home Providers from the Covid-19 Nursing Homes Expert Panel Report

Aug 24, 2020

Introduction The Department of Health recently published the COVID-19 Nursing Homes Expert Panel Examination of Measures to 2021 Report to the Minister for Health. The report contains a…

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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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