Older people's services publication statement 3 March 2020

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The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has published 38 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 38 reports published today, inspectors found evidence of good practice and compliance with the regulations and standards in 23 centres. In general, these 23 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 15 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, infection control, staffing, residents’ rights, training and staff development, statement of purpose, written policies and procedures, healthcare records, end of life, protection, risk management, and individual assessment and care plan .

A full list of reports published today accompanies this statement.

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