Two-thirds of nursing homes in Ireland have been found in breach of one or more regulation in the latest round of inspections carried out by HIQA.

The regulator found 16 centres of 48 inspected were either fully or substantially compliant with national standards and regulations.

Levels of non-compliance varied in the remaining inspection reports, with nine centres found to be non-compliant with one regulation, seven centres non-compliant with two regulations, four centres non-compliant with three regulations and 12 centres non-compliant with four or more regulations.

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On these inspections, non-compliance was identified in areas including; governance and management, residents’ rights, premises, visits, infection control, healthcare, fire precautions, medicines and pharmaceutical services, risk management, individual assessment and care plan, staffing, training and staff development, complaints procedure and managing behaviour that is challenging.

Where non-compliance with the regulations was identified, providers were required to submit compliance plans to demonstrate how they will make improvements and come into compliance with the regulations. Submitted compliance plans are included in the published reports.  

A full list of reports published can be found here.

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