Padre Pio Nursing Home

Latest Hiqa report on Co. Tipperary nursing home

Padre Pio Nursing Home

Padre Pio Nursing Home in Graiguenoe, Holycross, Thurles, has received a positive report from the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA).

According to a recently published report, the home - which caters for 44 residents - provides a “satisfactory” level of compliance with health guidelines.

The registered provider is B.M.C. (Nursing Home) Limited, while the provider nominee is Lucie McCormack. The unannounced one-day inspection took place on May 11 this year. All homes in the state are subject to regular Hiqa inspections.

The main findings of the report are that the “provider/person in charge ensured that a good level of evidence-based nursing care was being promoted.

“Care was person-centered and met the needs of residents. Although some areas for improvement were found to be required, in general there was a satisfactory level of compliance with the requirements of the Health Act.. and the National Quality Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People in Ireland. Areas requiring improvement included documentation of fire evacuation drills, assessment of risk posed by a small step from the dining room to a corridor and review of care plans to ensure accessibility and development of care plans for residents.” The provider/person in charge undertook to carry out a review of pressure ulcers that developed in the centre with a focus on preventative management including assessments and care procedures. The inspector found that the centre was clean, decorated and maintained to a good standard.

“The layout and variety of internal areas and an external courtyard was found to provide a comfortable, pleasant and interesting environment for residents. Bedrooms were bright and met the needs of residents.” Full report at hiqa.ie