Hiqa considers extending inspections of children's care homes

The country's healthcare watchdog has refused to rule out conducting overnight inspections at care homes for kids.

A report commissioned by the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) has found that children in care do not think inspectors are giving them enough time when they visit.

HIQA says it is considering extending the length of their inspectors' visits to residential services, special care and children detention schools.


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