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Nursing Home Inspection Report

Health (Nursing Homes) Act, 1990 and the Nursing Homes (Care and Welfare) Regulations, 1993.

Nursing Home Number of Residents Registered for Nursing Home Address Proprietor Proprietor's Address

(if different from above)

Brindley Manor Private Nursing Home 26

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43 Letterkenny Road, Convoy, Co. Donegal Ms. Amanda Torrens

As Above

Person-in-Charge of Nursing Home Date and Time of Inspection(s) Date report issued Summary of previous report findings

Ann MacCombe RGN 07/04/2009 10.00 a.m - 5.00 p.m 08/04/2009 Following the previous inspection from 23/10/08, the nursing home has addressed all non-compliance issues outlined in the report.

Findings

Current Inspection Summary Findings

Findings of latest (unannounced) inspection which took place on 07/04/2009 10.00 a.m - 5.00 p.m Compliance status

The inspectors findings based on the current nursing home inspectorate regulations are as follows:

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Health (Nursing Homes) Act, 1990 and the Nursing Homes (Care and Welfare) Regulations, 1993.

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Under Care & Staffing the nursing home was compliant with 21 out of 21 regulations. On the basis of this inspection and under current nursing home regulations, the inspection team would consider that the nursing home provides a good standard of Care and Staffing for residents. Under Management the nursing home was compliant with 27 out of 27 regulations. On the basis of this inspection and under current nursing home regulations, the inspection team would consider the nursing home to have a good standard of management. Under Physical Environment the nursing home was compliant with 10 out of 11 regulations. On the basis of this inspection and under current nursing home regulations, there are issues that need to be addressed as outlined below in relation to the Physical Environment.

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Summary Findings of Current Nursing Home Inspection

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Compliance/Non Compliance

Based on the most recent nursing home inspection the nursing home is non-compliant under one or more regulations. For more details see below.

Regulation number Article: 14 The registered proprietor and the person in charge of the nursing home shall:-- (a) ensure that the nursing home and its curtilage is maintained in a proper state of repair and in a clean and hygienic condition; (b) make adequate arrangements for the prevention of infection, infestation, toxic conditions, or spread of infection and infestation at the nursing home;

Non-Compliance (This section should be deleted if no noncompliances have been recorded)

Non-Compliance

Required Action Timescale Regulation number Non-Compliance Required Action Timescale

The paintwork to bedroom and bathroom walls in various rooms was damaged and/or permanently marked: Bathroom of bedroom 10, behind bedroom locker in bedroom 11, bedroom 34, bedroom 14, bedroom 20, and bedroom 26. Repainting of affected areas required. Immediate.

The chair in bedroom 5 was ripped. Repair the ripped fabric. Immediate.

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Regulation number Non-Compliance

Required Action Timescale

At the time of inspection some of the cleaning methods and procedures within the Nursing Home were not satisfactory. Some of the bedrooms required thorough cleaning: bedroom 7, bedroom 11, underneath the chair cushion in bedroom 35, cobwebs were found on the walls in some of the unoccupied bedrooms. Thorough cleaning to be carried out. Immediate.

All regulations, their reference numbers and the details of those regulations can be viewed in Nursing Homes (Care and Welfare) Regulations, 1993.

Comments and Recommendations

Comments and recommendations made by the inspection team as a result of the inspection Recommendations: Adequate arrangements by means of fire practices should be made to ensure that staff and dependents know the procedure to be followed in the event of a fire. The cleaning policy devised for the Nursing home must be reviewed. The cleaning schedule must cover all areas of the Nursing Home and must fully address the correct methods and the equipment and cleaning agents necessary for thorough cleaning. It must be ensured all relevant staff are fully instructed and trained regarding the cleaning schedule. The implementation of an effective cleaning policy should be evident on inspection of the premises. The bed table in use in bedroom 19 was unstable at the time of the inspection; the wooden trim to the table was damaged. It is recommended that the table is replaced, to reduce the risk of accident or injury to the resident of this bedroom. It is recommended that soap is provided at all wash hand basins in the ensuite bathrooms at all times.

Author

This report has been completed/issued by

Mr. John Hayes, Local Health Manager

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