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Summary of HIQA Inspection Findings in Designated Centres for Older People completed during November 2018 to February 2019

May 29, 2019

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: Health Act 2007 (Care and Welfare of Residents in…

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Key Points to Note from the Guidance relating to Carbapenemase Producing Enterobacterales (CPE) for Long-Term Care Facilities for Older People

May 10, 2019

The Health Service Executive (HSE) and Health Protection Surveillance Centre published ‘Guidance relating to Carbapenemase Producing Enterobacterales (CPE) for Long-Term Care Facilities for Older People’ to provide guidance in relation to CPE for healthcare workers and healthcare managers for people in residential facilities for older people, such as nursing homes or other residential long-term care…

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Key Points to Note from the HIQA Restrictive Practices Thematic Inspection Guidance Documents

Apr 4, 2019

Are you aware that the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) will be conducting thematic inspections of restrictive practices in residential homes across Ireland this year? Is your residential home prepared for the thematic inspection? HIQA recently published several guidance documents relating to the use of restrictive practice within Designated Centres for Older People. The…

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Practical Application of the HIQA Restrictive Practices Thematic Inspection Guidance Documents

Apr 4, 2019

Is your residential home prepared for a HIQA thematic inspection of restrictive practices? If you are not sure, then read below for an insight on the practical application of HIQA’s requirements for restrictive practice in Designated Centres for Older People. HIQA recently published several guidance documents relating to Restrictive Practices: Thematic Inspections of Designated Centres…

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Summary of HIQA Inspection Findings in Designated Centres for Older People completed during August to October 2018

Jan 31, 2019

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: Health Act 2007 (Care and Welfare of Residents in Designated Centres for Older People) Regulations…

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Understanding and Applying Individual Rights of the Service User in a Disability Service

Dec 3, 2018

People with disabilities, both adults and children, have the right to be safe, to receive person-centred, high quality services and supports and to have access to the services they need in order to maximise independence and choice and enable them to lead a fulfilling life (HIQA, 2013). In order to have an inclusive and good…

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Summary of HIQA Inspection Findings in Designated Centres for Older People completed during May to July 2018

Nov 21, 2018

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: Health Act 2007 (Care and Welfare of Residents in Designated Centres for Older People)…

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How can Policies and Procedures help your organisation operate more efficiently?

Nov 1, 2018

Policies and procedures are core to the provision of a safe and high-quality service in all healthcare organisations. Having well-documented policies and procedures in place allows individuals involved in a service to know what to do in certain situations. The Mental Health Commission defines a policy as a written statement that clearly indicates the position…

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Summary of HIQA Inspection Findings in Designated Centres for Older People completed during February to April 2018

Aug 2, 2018

Effective from the 1st of January 2018, Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) implemented the use of the Enhanced Authority Monitoring Approach (AMA) to the regulation of designated centres. This approach implemented changes to the inspection report format, which now reflects: Views of the people who use the service (as provided through resident questionnaires and Inspectors communications on-site with residents). Capacity…

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