HIQA conducted an unannounced inspection at Croom Hospital on September 19, last
In the care home's first Hiqa inspection since it was reconfigured in 2016, the three terraced bungalow and one story house, the
According to the HIQA report,
'Minor issues were found in workforce and premises and these outcomes were found to be substantially compliant.
'Safeguarding was found to have a major non-compliance while risk management was found to have a moderate non-compliance.'
With regards to the Safeguarding compliance issue, this related to inappropriate use of one resident's finances in one part of the
This resident was paying (in full) both the electricity and gas bills for the house, despite the fact that one room was being
This issue was identified in an internal audit in 2016 and questions were raised about
this practice. However, the issue had not been addressed.
When the inspector brought this to the attention of the director of nursing and the provider nominee, they provided written assurances that the resident would be reimbursed half of all these bills, dating back to January 2016.
One of the moderate non-compliance issues related to aggressive
No risk assessment had been carried out to mitigate these risks and no steps had been taken to reduce the likelihood of them re-occurring.
However, by the end of this inspection, the director of nursing and person in charge had put a number of actions in place to address these issues.
An action plan was put together on foot of these issues, which included reimbursing the resident who had paid a higher portion of electricity in her particular house.
The above mentioned care home is not associated with Blackrock Abbey Nursing home.