The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has published 49 inspection reports on residential centres for older people in Ireland. Inspections were carried out between January and April 2022. The Chief Inspector of Social Services has statutory responsibility for independently regulating designated centres for older people for compliance with the Health Act (2007) Regulations and the National Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People in Ireland (2016), to ensure that the people living in these services are safe and well cared for.
Of the 49 reports published, inspectors found evidence of good practice and compliance with the regulations and standards on a number of inspections. HIQA found that 15 centres were either fully compliant or substantially compliant with the national standards and regulations. At the time of inspection, these centres were meeting residents’ needs and delivering care in line with the national standards and regulations.