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Roscommon Brothers of Charity services praised in new HIQA report

Jan 13, 2022 13:01 By Shannonside News
Roscommon Brothers of Charity services praised in new HIQA report Roscommon Brothers of Charity services praised in new HIQA report
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Families of residents have complimented the services for the care of residents.

Four Roscommon Brothers of Charity Services have been highly commended in a newly released HIQA inspection report.

The Health Information and Quality Authority conducted in-person inspections at the services in September last year.

Pine, Oak, Jasmine and Birch Services care for men and women with intellectual disabilities at a number of premises in Roscommon.

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Following an inspection at each location last September, HIQA officials praised the services being provided to residents.

At Pine Services, 8 residents are cared for by staff, with the centre described as a caring and comfortable home.

Minor issues including weekend staffing levels and a review of one fire door were highlighted for attention by HIQA inspectors.

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Residents at Oak Services elsewhere in the county were found to enjoy a good quality of life, with the person in charge recorded to be prioritizing the well being and quality of life of residents.

Inspectors also found that some remedial painting works were required on the premises.

The Jasmine Services run by the Roscommon Brothers of Charity were found to have received positive and complimentary feedback from families of residents on the care provided.

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While the need for further staff recruitment and wheelchair access issues were also highlighted for attention.

Finally, the Birch Services in the county were found to be resident centred and comfortable, with some remedial premises works needed in relation to painting and the replacement of carpets.

All services have enacted policies to address any outstanding issues highlighted in the inspection.

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