Today, the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has published 16 inspection reports on residential settings for older people. HIQA independently monitors designated centres for older people for compliance with Health Act (2007) Regulations and the National Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People in Ireland, 2016, to ensure that residents in nursing homes are safe and well looked after.
Eight reports refer to 18-outcome announced registration inspections, five are 10-outcome inspections, two are follow-up inspections and one report relates to a dementia care thematic inspection.
Evidence of good practice and compliance with the regulations and standards was found in 12 centres. These 12 inspection reports show that residents’ needs were being met in line with the National Standards and regulations.
However, evidence of non-compliance was found in four centres. These inspections found that residents’ needs were not always met. Inspectors identified non-compliances in these centres in areas such as health and safety and risk management, safe and suitable premises, governance and management, and safeguarding and safety.