Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Ireland looks to follow UK in using nursing home beds for...

A Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI) survey has confirmed approximately 70% of the country’s 440 private and voluntary nursing homes have capacity to facilitate discharges from hospitals

Hotels could be used to solve bed-blocking issue in Northern Ireland

Age NI chief executive Linda Robinson told BBC Radio Ulster that placing discharged patients in hotels would free up much-needed hospital beds

Post-Brexit healthcare landscape ‘particularly worrying’ in Northern Ireland, says think tank

Brexit is having a significant negative effect on health and social care and is making existing challenges in the sector even worse according to new research by the Nuffield Trust

OECD makes recommendations to address care challenges and encourage reform

This week, the OECD published the Economic Survey of Ireland 2022 which included, for the first time ever, a chapter on health sector performance and efficiency.

Government under pressure to reform care sector funding model

HIQA last week published its 'Overview report on the monitoring and regulation of older persons services in 2020 and 2021'

How Government is failing unpaid carers in cost-of-living crisis

Cost-of-living crisis is causing unsustainable financial troubles for many unpaid carers and the UK Government is not doing enough to help, said one charity

HSE ringfences €1.3m for Traveller health and social care

Research has shown significantly worse average health and life expectancies among the country's Traveller community

RQIA completes review of disgraced doctor who may have misdiagnosed thousands...

Many of his patients were older, dealing with conditions like Parkinson's, stroke and multiple sclerosis while the report investigates the deaths of 44 persons who were under his care

Respiratory virus cases hit record high in Ireland posing concerns for...

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre said that 731 cases of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) were reported to it last week

RQIA publishes Annual Quality Report 2021-22

To mark this year’s World Quality Day, RQIA has published its ninth Annual Quality Report highlighting progress.

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