Older people’s publication statement 18 April 2018

Older people’s publication statement 18 April 2018

Older people’s publication statement 18 April 2018

Date of publication:

Wednesday, 18 April, 2018

Today, the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has published 23 inspection reports on residential centres for older people. HIQA independently regulates designated centres for older people for compliance with the Health Act (2007) Regulations and the National Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People in Ireland (2016), to ensure that the people living in these services are safe and well looked after.

Of the 23 reports published today, 12 are inspections carried out against 10 outcomes, six are full inspections of all 18 outcomes, and five are either follow-up inspections or inspections of a single specific issue.

Evidence of good practice and compliance with the regulations and standards was found in 17 centres. These inspections found that residents’ needs were being met and care was delivered in line with the National Standards and regulations.

However, evidence of non-compliance was found in six centres. In these centres, residents’ needs were not always being met in line with the regulations and standards. Inspectors identified non-compliances in areas such as safeguarding and safety; health and safety and risk management; health and social care needs; residents’ rights, dignity and consultation; complaints management; safe and suitable premises; documentation; governance and management; and medication management.

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