Older people's services publication statement 3 September 2021

Date of publication:
  • Reports published 3 September 2021


The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has published 45 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 45 reports published, inspectors found evidence of good practice and compliance with the regulations and standards on 20 of the inspections. 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 on 25 inspections. On these inspections, non-compliances were identified in areas including governance and management, infection control, premises, protection, fire precautions, residents’ rights, healthcare, medicines and pharmaceutical services, notification of incidents, individual assessment and care plan and risk management.

A full list of reports published today accompanies this statement. 

Reports and compliance plans can be found at the link below.