Patient Safety and Quality

Field Content
Division: Eligibility and Public Health
Unit: Patient Safety and Quality
Head: Luke Mulligan
Functions:
  • Support the commencement and implementation of the Health Act 2007 and work with units in the Department to develop HiQA in line with policy
  • Provide support for the Commission on Patient Safety and Quality Assurance
  • Monitor the Health Service Executive's response to healthcare acquired infections (HCAIs) including MRSA
  • Work with the State Claims Agency and the HSE on issues arising out of claims relating to HCAIs under the Clinical Indemnity Scheme
Primary Legislation:
  • Health Act 2007
Bodies under aegis of DoHC: Health Information and Quality Authority (HiQA)
Key Publications:
  • None
Working Groups:
  • Commission on Patient Safety and Quality Assurance
Record Classes: Administrative - Non Personal
Information Routinely Published: Minutes of Commission meetings are published on its website (http://www.cpsqa.ie)
Significant Systems:
  • None
Personal Information Holdings: Relating to claims under the Clinical Indemnity Scheme
Purpose: N/A
Disclosees: N/A
Notes: including info an admin access practice, Ebriefs etc.: N/A