Summary of HIQA Inspection Findings in Nursing Homes completed during November 2018 to February 2019

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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 seventeen (17) randomly selected HIQA Inspection Reports. All inspections were completed during November 2018 to February 2019.

Summary of Findings

The review highlighted that Regulation 21: Records and Regulation 28: Fire Precautions had findings that carried a Not Complaint Red Risk. Issues identified under these Regulations included:

Other areas recognised as requiring improvement:

Areas of Good Practice

An area of good practice was identified in relation to Regulation 14: Persons In Charge (100% of the 7 services reviewed against this Regulation were deemed compliant).

The following Regulations were not inspected in the reports reviewed and were therefore not included in the analysis:


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