HIQAHealth Information and Quality Authority (Dublin, Ireland)
HIQAHealth Insurance Query Access (Medicare)
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In addition to Beech Lodge Care Facility, HIQA said there were "findings of note" at four other facilities.
It does appear that they are not breaking the HIQA ruling.
In a statement yesterday, HIQA said: "Over the six weeks prior to the inspection, the management identified two significant areas of risk and put a three-month crisis management plan in place to address them.
HIQA chief scientist Dr Conor Teljeur said: "The use of CRP POCT in primary care settings to inform antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory tract infections may lead to a significant reduction in antibiotic prescribing without compromising patient safety.
A spokeswoman added: "HIQA is aware of the death of a woman and baby in Cork University Maternity Hospital and notes an investigation is currently under way."
It is considered a public health emergency and HIQA says there is a need for rigorous adherence to national standards.
HIQA met on Friday night, and decided to launch the probe.
The HSE and HIQA are currently engaged in a process to make it available in Ireland but campaigners say the process has already taken too long and as new diagnosis numbers reach alarming levels urgent action must be taken.
THE news that HIQA are about to launch an investigation into Tallaght Hospital's emergency department is a step forward.