HIQA report on Care Centre

A designated centre for people with disabilities operated by Daughters of Charity Disability Support Services Ltd., has received the thumbs up from health inspectors.

The centre in Roscrea was inspected by a Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) official on May 7 as required by law.The centre provides residential and respite accommodation and services for seven adults with intellectual disabilities. The premise is one of four dormer bungalows that comprises a designated centre.

The inspector found evidence of a “person-centred approach”. “Residents were engaged in meaningful activities appropriate to their interests, needs and preferences. Residents appeared very content and well cared for. Staff knew the residents very well and interacted with residents in a kind, warm and appropriate manner,” states the report. The Provider is Marie Grimes McGrath, while the Person in Charge is Ellen Tighe.

The inspector identified two major non-compliances relating to fire safety that were brought to the immediate attention of the provider and an immediate action plan was issued. “First, adequate arrangements were not in place to ensure that all persons would be safely evacuated in the event of a fire within an acceptable time-frame. Second, the provider was unable to confirm or demonstrate on the day of inspection that there were adequate fire safety arrangements in place for the first floor of the centre. The provider responded to the identified issues within the time-frame allocated in the immediate action plan.


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