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Nursing Home In Maynooth Found To Be Non-Compliant With Fire Safety Regulations

Moyglare nursing home was found to be non compliant in three areas

Moyglare Nursing Home was found to be non-compliant with three health regulations, including fire precautions, the Health and Information Quality Authority (Hiqa) has found.

In its latest inspection, Hiqa found full-width curtains over fire exit doors. The curtains were pulled back on the day of the inspection; however, the facility was present to pull the curtains across the door and block the fire exit.

Hiqa noted some parts of the premises did not conform to the regulations; The temperature in the centre required a review as the radiators were
scorching, posing a risk of scolding.

The temperature in the drug room was 26.8 degree Celsius on the day of the inspection and was continually above 25 degrees since the start of January, which was not safe for some of the medicine storage.

There was a broken toilet paper holder with sharp endings in one of the resident's bathrooms, posing a risk of injury for the resident.

The Maynooth nursing home was also found to be non compliant in relation to Governance and management.

It found, while the management structure in place was clearly defined, the reporting system required clarification as staff challenged the communication of roles and responsibilities of the new management team.

Moyglare Nursing Home, Maynooth.

The latest inspection of nursing homes shows several issues surrounding residents rights, infection control and staffing.

Health watchdog HIQA found 28 of the 60 nursing homes it inspected were not fully compliant with its regulations.

HIQA reports varying levels of non-compliance in the 60 nursing homes inspected for its latest report.

Some 20 centres were non-compliant with three regulations or less, while eight centres fell short at four or more regulations.

A lack of activities on offer and issues with food standards were among the issues in breach of residents rights.

There was issues around dignity in a number of centres, with residents having no other choice but to dress infront of their roommate in twin rooms.

All of the non complying nursing homes are required to give HIQA a written response in how they will improve their service.


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