Ongoing issues have been raised by the regulator at an Oranmore nursing home where admissions were suspended earlier this year.

The inspection of Brampton Care Home, which is run by Brampton Care Ltd, took place in September.

The unannounced risk-based inspection was undertaken in the follow-up to an inspection in May 2021 which resulted in the provider’s voluntary suspension of admissions until 31 July 2021.

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In its follow-up inspection, HIQA noted “minor improvements”  but added that management changes and availability of staff continued to be “not compliant”.

Inspectors found the service was “moving away from regulatory compliance and that there was insufficient resources and inadequate managerial oversight”.

Staffing numbers were found to be insufficient, care plans were not completed adequately and inspectors found “significant gaps in the management of wounds”.

Complaints were not always recorded and addressed in line with company policy.

A warning meeting was held following the inspection with the provider committing to address the noncompliance and to voluntarily cease admission to the centre until such time as the Chief Inspector was satisfied that the centre had returned to regulatory compliance.

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