Summary of HIQA Inspection Findings in Nursing Homes during April 2021 to June 2021

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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-four (24) randomly selected HIQA Inspection Reports. All inspections were completed by HIQA between April 2021 and June 2021.

Summary of Findings

The review highlighted that Regulation 15: Staffing, Regulation 9: Residents’ Rights 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 new 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 area of Staffing, Governance and Management, Infection Control, Fire Precautions and Medicines and Pharmaceutical Services with many residential centres requiring improvements in key areas such as Records, Complaints, and Premises.

Good practice was identified in relation to Insurance, Notification of Absence, Notification of Procedures and Arrangements for periods when Person In Charge is absent, Communication Difficulties, Visits and End of Life.

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