HCI’s review of HIQA Inspection Reports highlights ongoing issues with Fire Precautions, Risk Management and Governance and Management

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HCI has completed a review of seventeen randomly selected HIQA Inspection Reports of Designated Centres for Older People. All inspections were completed during March 2019 to June 2019.

The 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:

Summary of Findings

The review highlighted that Regulation 21: Records, Regulation 23: Governance and Management and Regulation 28: Fire Precautions had findings that carried a Not Compliant Red Risk.

Issues identified under these Regulations included:

Additional key areas requiring improvement included:

Summary of Findings from Restrictive Practice Thematic Inspection Reports

HIQA commenced restrictive practices thematic inspections in designated centres for older people in 2019. Thematic inspections are performed by HIQA to drive quality improvement within designated centres. Restrictive practices inspections completed by HIQA focus on assessing physical and environmental restraint among other types of restrictive practices. Chemical restraint is not inspected as part of the thematic inspection programme. A summary review was completed of 14 thematic inspection reports released within the period from May 2019 to June 2019. Key findings included:

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Summary of HIQA Inspection Findings March 2019 to June 2019

Summary of HIQA Inspection Findings in Nursing Homes completed during March 2019 to June 2019.

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