Positive Hiqa report for Ballinasloe Community Nursing unit

May 26, 2021 13:05 By Shannonside News
Positive Hiqa report  for Ballinasloe Community Nursing unit Positive Hiqa report  for Ballinasloe Community Nursing unit
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An inspection of the facility took place in March by the health watchdog

A recent inspection at the Ballinasloe Community Nursing Unit has found all services at the facility to be compliant or substantially compliant with national guidelines.

The centre, situated on the grounds of St. Brigit's Campus, consists of fifty beds for residents and aims to support them in living as independently as possible.

Inspectors have also identified a number of areas that need attention.


Following an inspection in March, services at the facility were found to substantially or fully compliant in all areas.

However, inspectors noted that several areas in the centre needed attention in the areas of staff training, governance, care plans and complaints procedures.

The process in the documentation of falls and other incidents did not have the ability to record detailed information or analysis, and the filing of the records required attention.


In the area of complaints procedures, the quality of the detail documented was inconsistent and inspectors have recommended the process to be reviewed.

Some staff members were found to have gaps in the training records in relation to the management of responsive behaviours, while a review is required of patient care plans to make sure they are fully up to date.

The Ballinasloe community nursing unit has recorded fully compliant ratings in other areas such as infection control, risk management and residents rights and has launched a programme of reviews to assess areas that need improvement.]

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