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HIQA report improvements made at north Roscommon nursing home

Sep 22, 2022 13:09 By Shannonside News
HIQA report improvements made at north Roscommon nursing home HIQA report improvements made at north Roscommon nursing home
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The HSe-run facility is one of the most well-known nursing homes in the region.

Health inspectors reported that a number of improvements had been made at a HSE run nursing home in Roscommon but further work was required in certain areas.

Hiqa carried out an inspection at the Plunkett nursing home in Boyle earlier this year.

This unannounced inspection took place in June of this year when 27 residents were on the premises.

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Hiqa inspectors noted a range of improvements had been made on foot of a previous inspection which took place in mid-2021.

Officials noted that residents received good health and social care support from a team of dedicated staff that ensured residents' rights and choices were promoted and respected

However, areas of concern were also noted including complaints made to the centre's management concerning the cancellation of regular GP in-house visits to the centre in May 2021 which forced residents to leave the centre to see the doctor at their surgery.

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Hiqa also noted that an incident regarding a resident that was presented with a meal which was not in line with their specialist nutritional care plan had not been notified to the Office of the Chief Inspector in accordance with regulations and some fire safety measures also required attention.

The centre experienced a Covid outbreak in February and was not fully open again until April with 25 residents and 36 staff testing positive over this period

Overall, 11 areas were compliant, 3 were substantially so and two non-compliances were recorded.

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Responding to the report, management confirmed fire risk assessments in regards to the fire exits and in conjunction with maintenance and HSE fire safety officer had been carried out and the garden area is marked out of bounds with no access to unauthorized people.

The centre also confirmed that the refurbishment of the laundry, which would allow floors and walls be effectively cleaned would take place this month.

You can read the full report here:

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