Older people’s publication statement 26 September 2018
Wednesday, 26 September, 2018
Today, the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has published 22 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 cared for.
Of the 22 reports published today, HIQA found evidence of good practice and compliance with the regulations and standards in 13 centres. Generally, these inspections found that residents’ needs were being met and care was being delivered in line with the National Standards and regulations.
However, evidence of non-compliance was found in nine 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 admissions; medication management; personal possessions; fire precautions; premises; social care; governance and management; records; and residents’ rights.