Older people's services publication statement 5 February 2019

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Today, the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has published 56 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 56 reports published today, inspectors found evidence of good practice and compliance with the regulations and standards in 32 centres. In general, 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 24 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 governance and management; training and staff development; records; statement of purpose; notification of incidents; personal possessions; infection control; premises; risk management; fire precautions; individual assessment and care plan; protection; and residents' rights.

A full list of reports published today accompanies this statement.