Health inspectors identified a number of areas requiring improvements at a Roscommon nursing home following an inspection earlier this year.
A total of six non-compliances were noted at Sonas Nursing Nome Innis Ree in Ballyleague when inspected in July of this year.
This unannounced inspection was to follow up on a previous inspection which took place in September of last year. The centre has provision for almost 60 residents and at the time of the inspection Hiqa noted that some new residents had taken up accommodation after their previous nursing home closed and they were "they were unsure as to why they had had to leave their previous"
Inspectors also noted that a call bell system had a negative impact on residents' peaceful enjoyment of their environment and Hiqa also noted that some staff moving and handling practices were not in line with safe practice.
Hiqa also noted that the allocation of health care staff to provide activity and social welfare support to residents was inconsistent and limited resulting in a poor service for the residents and the maintenance systems that were in place were not robust and had failed to ensure that the premises and all items of equipment were well maintained and kept in a good state of repair
Of 18 outcomes inspected, six were compliant and six were substantially compliant with a total of six non-compliances recorded.
In a statement to Shannonside FM, a senior manager stated that "We note the inspector's findings that residents and families were happy with the care they were receiving at Sonas Innis Ree. We acknowledge the issues raised and we have worked closely with HIQA since then to address the concerns raised. Innis Ree continues to provide high-quality personal care and this has been recognised in previous reports."
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