Co Kildare nursing home criticised by inspectors in new report

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Co Kildare nursing home criticised by inspectors in new report
17:48 Thursday 7th of December 2017

A nursing home in Co Kildare has been criticised by HIQA in relation to its management structure, staff training and care plans for residents.

However inspectors found that all interactions observed by the inspector between staff and residents were pleasant, helpful, respectful and patient.

The Health Information and Quality Authority said there was no clearly defined management structure at Hazel Hall Nursing Home in Clane and this impacted negatively on the overall governance of the centre.

Inspectors found that no senior manager had been identified to hold responsibility and accountability for all recruitment and retention processes, staff appraisals, performance management and supervision direction, RTE.ie reports.

Inspectors also found that there was no evidence that full orientation, induction and required training was provided to all new staff to ensure the delivery of a safe and suitable standard of care to residents.

The report published today said moving and handling practices in the centre also required improvement.

The inspectors also found that care plans were not being implemented in full, in some cases because staff said the plans did not give them enough guidance.

During the unannounced inspection last June the inspectors found that the residents did have good access to nursing, medical and allied health care and the administration of medicines was satisfactory.

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