Older people's publication statement 11 September 2018

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Today, the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has published 19 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 19 reports published today, HIQA found evidence of good practice and compliance with the regulations and standards in 12 centres. These inspections found that residents’ needs were generally being met and care was being delivered in line with the National Standards and regulations.

However, evidence of non-compliance was found in seven 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 staffing; training and staff development; personal possessions; fire precautions; premises; records; governance and management; protection; complaints procedure; risk management; infection control; food and nutrition; and residents’ rights. 

Reports and compliance plans can be found on www.hiqa.ie.