Older people's services publication statement 28 March 2019

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Today, the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has published 31 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 31 reports published today, inspectors found evidence of good practice and compliance with the regulations and standards in 21 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 10 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-compliances in areas including governance and management; safeguarding and safety; personal possessions; premises; risk management; food and nutrition; infection control; fire precautions; residents' rights; staffing; and records. 

A full list of reports published today accompanies this statement.