Older people's services publication statement 3 January 2019

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Today, the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has published 49 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 49 reports published today, inspectors found evidence of good practice and compliance with the regulations and standards in 29 centres. Generally, inspections in these centres found that residents’ needs were being met and care was being delivered in line with the National Standards and regulations.

Inspectors found evidence of non-compliance in 20 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 such as records; protection; staffing; training and staff development; governance and management; premises; infection control; health and social care needs; persons in charge; personal possession; residents' rights; and individual assessment and care plan.