Today the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has published 35 inspection reports on residential centres for older people. The Chief Inspector has statutory responsibility for independently regulating 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 35 reports published today, inspectors found evidence of good practice and compliance with the regulations and standards in 23 centres. In general, these centres were found to be meeting residents’ needs and delivering care in line with the national standards and regulations.
Inspectors found evidence of non-compliance in 12 centres. In these centres, the provider failed to ensure that the service delivered to residents was effectively monitored in line with the regulations and standards. Inspectors identified non-compliance in areas including governance and management; risk management; fire precautions; personal possessions; healthcare; training and staff development; individual assessment and care plan; food and nutrition; infection control; health and social care needs; records; residents’ rights, dignity and consultation; premises; and medicines and pharmaceutical services.
A full list of reports published today accompanies this statement.