Summary of HIQA Inspection Findings in Nursing Homes during December 2020 to March 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 December 2020 to March 2021.

Summary of Findings

The review highlighted that Regulation 15: Staffing, Regulation 16: Training and Staff Development, Regulation 23: Governance and Management, Regulation 27 Infection Control, Regulation 28: Fire Precautions and Regulation 29: Medicines and Pharmaceutical Services, all had findings that carried a Not Compliant Red Risk.

Issues identified under these regulations include:

Additional key areas requiring improvement included:

Good practice was identified in relation to Communication Difficulties and End of Life.


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, Training and Staff Development, 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, Personal
Possessions and Premises.

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