Older people's services publication statement 17 November 2020

Date of publication:
  • Reports published 17 November 2020


The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has published 30 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 30 reports published, inspectors found evidence of good practice and compliance with the regulations and standards in a number of centres. In general, these centres were found to be meeting residents’ needs and delivering care in line with the national standards and regulations.

Inspectors also found evidence of non-compliance in many centres. On these inspections, non-compliances were identified in areas including governance and management, infection control, healthcare, premises, staffing, residents’ rights, training and staff development, medicines and pharmaceutical services, protection, risk management, fire precautions, food and nutrition, and individual assessment and care plan.

Two of the reports that are published today are reports of inspections completed in 2018 which could not be published to date due to ongoing legal action.

A full list of reports published today accompanies this statement.

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