HIQA finds HSE hospital in Wexford did not put 26 staff members through Garda vetting

HIQA finds HSE hospital in Wexford did not put 26 staff members through Garda vetting

There was no evidence of Garda vetting for 26 members of staff at a HSE-run hospital in Wexford.

It came to light following a HIQA inspection at St John's Community Hospital in May, which had looked at files of a sample of employees at the facility.

The report stated a manager at the hospital had contacted the HSE in a bid to tackle the issue.

Twenty-three out of 35 nursing homes inspected in the last few months were found to have been compliant with regulations.


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