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HIQA report on Clare facility details ‘significant improvement’

COMPLIANCE with national standards significantly improved in a Meelick nursing home in recent months, according to the latest inspection conducted by an independent health watchdog, writes Dan Danaher. Inspectors from the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) found Ennis Road Care Facility (ERCF) was non-compliant with four standards, records, governance and management, fire precautions as well as training and staff development following an inspection on February 25. This an unannounced risk-based inspection to follow up on previous inspection findings in 2020, all of which had identified issues with the governance and management of the service. This had resulted in the HIQA Chief Inspector reducing the number of beds registered from 84 to 45 to allow for governance and management structure to strengthen and to demonstrate sustainable governance. Eight breaches of national health regulations were detected following a previous unannounced inspection last September. However, when HIQA inspectors conducted an unannounced visit to examine the standards of care being provided to 44 …

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Staff turnover concern at nursing home

CONCERN about the high turnover of staff in a Meelick nursing home has been expressed by a health watchdog. Inspectors from the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) found Ennis Road Care Facility (ERCF) was non-compliant with four standards: records, governance and management, fire precautions, as well as training and staff development following a recent inspection. The long-stay residential facility was compliant with standards on persons in charge, staffing, statement of purpose, notification of incidents, complaints’ procedure, visits, personal possessions, end of life, premises and food and nutrition. Eight breaches of national health regulations were detected following a previous unannounced inspection last September. The latest inspection report related to an unannounced risk-based inspection undertaken on February 25 to follow up on previous inspection findings in 2020, all of which had identified issues with the governance and management of the service. This had resulted in the chief inspection reducing the number of beds registered from 84 to 45 to allow for …

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