Children cannot bathe every day at HSE-run home, HIQA report finds

Children and adults with disabilities at a HSE-run home in Sligo do not have the option of a bath or shower every day, a HIQA report has found.

The latest report into services and practices at Cregg House has found little progress is being made and also shows staffing levels are still a concern.

Frank Morrison, acting general manager for Sligo/Leitrim Community Services with the HSE, said there are improvements ongoing.

Children cannot bathe every day at HSE-run home, HIQA report finds

“Extra staff have gone in, improvements in assessment of needs and care plans, fire drills. There is a number of areas that HIQA have noted improvement and unfortunately they continue to state that we are not in compliance,” Mr Morrison said.

“There is huge work going in from management the whole way down to the staff and the residents and ourselves working with the parents to make sure that we continue our improvements.”


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