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The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has published 20 inspection reports on residential settings for older people. HIQA independently monitors designated centres for older people for compliance with Health Act (2017) Regulations and the National Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People in Ireland, 2016, to ensure that residents in ... Read More


Ireland’s proposed national children’s hospital at St James’s in Dublin is set to join the likes Royal Adelaide on the list of the world’s 20 most expensive buildings.As the cost has risen constantly. Indeed, the Irish hospital is projected to cost about €1 billion, will be the second most expensive hospital, ... Read More


The Health Information and Quality Authority has published a number of reports on unannounced inspections carried out at nursing homes in counties Mayo, Limerick, Cork and Waterford. The watchdog found that allegations of reported abuse at ... Read More


Many people in nursing homes see little of their weekly pension after the State dips in A 94-year-old man who has been in a nursing home for three years has only €1.50 a week of his own money left to spend on himself after covering the cost of ... Read More


The chief executive of Nursing Homes Ireland has warned they may have to close beds, because they cannot recruit registered nurses. At present, 2,200 nurses are awaiting registration by the Irish nursing board. The process is currently taking a year or more to complete and the backlog means nursing homes here cannot ... Read More


When asked how she feels about living at St. Camillus Health Center in Whitinsville, Mass., her home for 15 years, Alice Hallinan doesn’t hesitate. “I love it very much,” the 96-year-old says. “My daughter wants me to move closer to her, but no way I would leave.” Perhaps ... Read More


Date of publication: Thursday, April 14, 2016 The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) today published its 2015 Overview Report on the regulation of designated centres for older people. A total of 411 nursing home inspections were carried out last year in 343 registered ... Read More


Kitty Holland Failure to report instances of abuse and failure to protect elderly residents from ... Read More


Paul Cullen A severe shortage of nursing home places in the Dublin area is set to ease with the creation of 1,500 privately run beds over the next ... Read More