Our main goal during inspection is to meet as many people as possible, including residents and families. We may also speak with members of staff, the person in charge and the person who represents the registered provider. This gives us an insight into the running of the designated centre and the good aspects of care there, such as residents being involved in the running of the centre.
HIQA's Disability inspection team are legally responsible for the monitoring, inspection and registration of designated centres for adults and children with a disability.
What we do
We use regulations and National Standards to monitor and inspect.
This ensures that providers deliver a safe, quality serviceto residents. Inspections ensure that services meet the requirements set out by the Health Act 2007, regulations and National Standards in order to be registered to operate.
We carry out different types of inspections, some of which are announced and unannounced.
During our inspections
We are seeking assurance that the regulations are being adhered to.
We want to know that people who are receiving residential care and support:
- are safe
- their rights are respected
- they are included in decisions about their care and support
- the care and support provided matches their individual health and social needs and
- that they have good quality of life.
After the inspection
We then publish all our inspection reports on our website.
These reports give information to the public on what it is like to live in the centre and whether a centre provides consistently good care and support.
Inspectors review all information about the centre including that gathered during inspection and any unsolicited information received, and use it to inform our work. Our aim is to ensure that good care is provided to residents, and we take necessary action to enforce this when required.
The Health Act and associated regulations:
- The Health Act 2007, as amended
- Health Act 2007 (Registration of Designated Centres for Persons (Children and Adults) with Disabilities) Regulations 2013, as amended
- Health Act 2007 (Care and Support of Residents in Designated Centres for Persons (Children and Adults) with Disabilities) Regulations 2013