Older people's services publication statement 3 March 2021

Date of publication:
  • Reports published 3 March 2021


The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has published 55 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 55 reports published, inspectors found evidence of good practice and compliance with the regulations and standards in 25 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 30 centres. On these inspections, non-compliances were identified in areas including governance and management, infection control, healthcare, premises, fire precautions, staffing, residents’ rights, training and staff development, medicines and pharmaceutical services, protection, managing behaviour that is challenging, 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.