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Health inspectors issue report on two Longford-based disability services

Apr 15, 2021 08:04 By Shannonside News
Health inspectors issue report on two Longford-based disability services Health inspectors issue report on two Longford-based disability services
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The health watchdog was overall quite happy with the services being provided following an inspection in early 2021

Two Longford disability facilities run by St Christopher's Services have received high-level passes in recent Health Information and Quality Authority inspections.

The centres located in Longford town were both the subject of short-notice inspections at the beginning of the year. Battery Court and Teach Lamagh both recorded compliant or substantially compliant ratings during the audit.

The battery Court Facility run by St Christopher's Services comprises of 6 resident houses and one staff house near Longford Town.

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The centre caters to residents with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities who live independently with staff help.

The service was found to be substantially compliant in the areas of management, premises and individual assessment, and fully compliant in infection control, staffing and resident's rights among others.

An issue over the delay in implementing actions highlighted in audits was raised by inspectors.

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Elsewhere in the town, premises and the governance and management of the centre received the rating of substantially compliant at Teach Lamagh. The facility caters to residents with an intellectual disability, with three clients on sight on the day of inspection.

Inspectors found that there were improvements required in order to ensure that the centres premises was maintained in a good state of repair.

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