Summary of Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Inspection Finding in Designated Centres for Older People

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This report by HCI highlights the trends in inspection findings, those being ‘Compliant’ and ‘Not Compliant’ as detailed by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) in reports for residential care settings for older people. The inspections were against the requirements as outlined in the following:

HCI completed a review of twenty (20) randomly selected HIQA Inspection Reports. All inspections were completed by HIQA between December 2021 to February 2022.

Summary of Findings

The review highlighted that Regulation 23: Governance and Management, Regulation 14: Persons in Charge, Regulation 15 Staffing and Regulation 28: Fire Precautions, all had findings that carried a Not Compliant Red Risk.

Some of the key findings under the related dimensions and regulations include:


This report illustrates the layout of the HIQA inspection reports and details the continuing trends in HIQA findings in relation to residential care settings for older people in meeting the relevant requirements. The trends show that high risk findings are still evident in the areas of Staffing, Governance and Management, Premises, Infection Control and Fire Precautions with many residential centres requiring improvements in key areas such as Individual Assessment and Care Planning, Protection and Risk Management.

Good practice was identified in relation to Insurance, Contract for the Provision of Services and visits.

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Summary of HIQA Inspection Findings December 2021 to February 2022

This report provides a summary of HIQA Inspection Findings in Nursing Homes completed during December 2021 to February 2022.

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