Summary of HIQA Inspection Findings in Nursing Homes during July 2021 to September 2021

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Introduction

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 July 2021 to September 2021.


Summary of Findings

The review highlighted that Regulation 23: Governance and Management, Regulation 9: Residents’ Rights, Regulation 17: Premises, Regulation 27: Infection Control 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:


Conclusion

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 areas of Fire Precautions, Governance and Management, Infection Control, Premises, Residents’ Rights, and Medication Management with many residential centres requiring improvements in key areas such as Training and Staff Development, Records, and Individual Assessment and Care Plan.

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


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Summary of HIQA Inspection Findings July 2021 to September 2021

Summary of HIQA Inspection Findings in Nursing Homes completed during July 2021 to September 2021.
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