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HIQA inspection found Co Monaghan centre to be 'not compliant' in three areas

Dec 23, 2021 16:12 By News Northern Sound
HIQA inspection found Co Monaghan centre to be 'not compliant' in three areas HIQA inspection found Co Monaghan centre to be 'not compliant' in three areas
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The purpose of this unannounced inspection was to determine the progress made by the provider.

A Co Monaghan centre for older people was found to be "not compliant" in three areas during an unannounced HIQA inspection.

Sacred Hearts Nursing Home, on the Roslea Road in Clones, was subject to the unannounced inspection on the 18th of August.

Sacred Hearts Nursing Home provides 24-hour care to residents who require long-term and short-term care.

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The inspector found that residents were well looked after and content with their lives in the centre.

However, the inspection "identified that a number of further improvements were required".

The purpose of this unannounced inspection was to determine the progress made by the provider, in regard to an application made to remove a condition of the registration.

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During an announced inspection in June, 2020, the centre was found to be not compliant as regards it premises and this was deemed to still be the case.

In the June, 2020 inspection, it was deemed that some bathrooms were in need of refurbishment and concern was expressed that there was "one shower and one bath for 27 residents on the first floor".

An additional shower room was installed on the first floor, but during the 18th of August, 2021 inspection, the inspector said "this did not fully address all the limitations of the building and was not sufficient to remove the current restrictive condition".

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In response to this, Sacred Hearts Nursing Home has carried out work to reduce the numbers of bedrooms on this floor, and this work was completed in late October of 2021.

A new communal room is now also available for residents on the first floor.

The centre was also deemed to be not compliant regarding governance and management.

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This was because improvements required in relation to the first floor were not fully progressed at the time of the August inspection, but this has since been rectified.

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