Older people's services publication statement 28 November 2019

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The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has published 32 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 32 reports published today, inspectors found evidence of good practice and compliance with the regulations and standards in 18 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 14 centres. At the time of inspection in these centres, the provider had failed to ensure that the service delivered to residents was effectively monitored in line with the regulations and standards. Non-compliances were identified in areas including governance and management; premises; staffing; fire precautions; residents' rights; complaints procedure; infection prevention; individual assessment and care plan; and managing behaviour that is challenging. 

A full list of reports published today accompanies this statement. 

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