Tuesday 20 March 2018

Centre 'majorly non-compliant' in two areas

HIQA inspection at Sunbeam facility in Bray

Sunbeam House Services on Vevay Road
Sunbeam House Services on Vevay Road

Mary Fogarty

In a report by HIQA on a Sunbeam House facility on Vevay Road, the centre was found to be 'majorly non-compliant' in the areas of 'safeguarding and safety', and 'governance and management'.

The report following an unannounced inspection found that significant improvements were required in the management of restrictions in place, and the management of displays of behaviours. There was also a lack of effective governance and management systems within the centre. Seven residents resided in the centre at the time of the inspection.

The centre provides residential accommodation for adults with intellectual disabilities. The centre includes eight individual apartments surrounded by a courtyard.

The report was published by HIQA last week. Eleven items were found to be moderately non-compliant, and two substantially compliant.

As part of the inspection, inspectors visited the centre, met with five residents and spoke with the person in charge and three staff members.

Inspectors viewed documentation such as, care plans, person centred support plans, recording logs, policies and procedures. Over the course of this inspection residents communicated in their own preferred manner with inspectors. Residents allowed inspectors to visit their individual apartments and to observe their daily life in the designated centre.

All proposals outlined and plans agreed will be verified at the next inspection.

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