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HIQA recommend improvements at Roscommon nursing home

Sep 23, 2022 13:09 By Shannonside News
HIQA recommend improvements at Roscommon nursing home HIQA recommend improvements at Roscommon nursing home
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The inspection took place in May of this year.

Hiqa inspectors have recommended a series of improvements are made at a west Roscommon nursing home.

Health inspectors noted fire safety works and refurbishment work of the premises was needed at the Oakwood n facility in Ballaghaderreen

This unannounced inspection place in May of this year when 39 residents were on the premises.

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Overall, the inspector found that residents' needs were being met by staff who knew them well and residents told the inspector that they were contented, happy and felt safe in the centre.

Inspectors also noted that while some improvements had bene carried out since a previous inspection in February of 2021, especially in terms of fire safety, more work was needed to ensure that residents were adequately protected in the event of a fire emergency.

The layout of some aspects within the facility was also noted as a concern l the designated centre was well laid out to meet the needs of residents however improvements were required to
ensure the premises were well maintained and kept in a good state of repair.

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Issues noted include missing paint and damaged floor coverings.

Overall, Five areas were recorded as non compliant, eight were complaint and two areas were substantially complaint.

Responding to the report a spokesperson for Oakwood told Shannonside FM that "All areas identified for improvement following the last inspection are on schedule to be completed as outlined" in the response to the HIQA concerns.

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