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Inspection raises issues in Sheelin Nursing Home

Jul 13, 2020 12:45 By News Northern Sound
Inspection raises issues in Sheelin Nursing Home
Sheelin Nursing Home in Mountnugent (Photo: Google Maps)
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An inspection of the Sheelin Nursing Home in Mount Nugent has found issues with staffing levels, infection control and risk management. HIQA found the centre

An inspection of the Sheelin Nursing Home in Mount Nugent has found issues with staffing levels, infection control and risk management.

HIQA found the centre to be non-compliant in six of the 18 areas inspected.

On the day of the inspection in January, HIQA found "the provider did not ensure there were sufficient staff to meet the needs of residents and they did not receive a programme of social care".

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They also found that improvements were needed in the approach to providing person centred care, with no access to "meaningful activities" for residents.

Parts of the nursing home were found to not be well maintained, with a water leak from the roof and condensation found on windows.

Inspectors found a number of risk and infection control issues, including radiators which were excessively hot to touch, the obstruction of a fire exit and a cleaning trolley and equipment which were not clean.

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However, inspectors found residents had a good relationship with staff and had a choice of food and drink and refreshments and snacks were available at all time.

In response to the issues raised management said the role of Activity Co-ordinator had been filled and a programme of social care will be carried out.

All internal and external maintenance works were carried out, a risk action plan was put in place and the cleaning trolley has been replaced.

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The full report is available to here.

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