The Health Information and Quality Authority has found major non-compliance over staffing and of residents' “rights, dignity and consultation” at a Westmeath nursing home.

HIQA found 16 residents at the Retreat Nursing Home were not engaged in any activity on the day of its inspections as staff did not have the capacity to provide a group activity for residents in the sitting room.

It found there were periods during the inspection when the majority of residents in the sitting room were not supervised.

HIQA said residents were not provided with opportunities to engage in meaningful and purposeful activities which suited individual needs.

It also found other major non-compliance in "Governance" and "Medication Management".

HIQA found the nursing home to be moderately non-compliant when it came to "Safeguarding and Safety, Health and Safety and Risk Management, Health and Social Care Needs and having a Safe and Suitable Premises".

Elsewhere at a Dublin nursing home, HIQA found major non-compliance with regards to the governance, safeguarding, staffing and medication management. 

Inspectors of the Sacred Heart Residence in Raheny, which has 83 residents, also found it to be moderately non-compliant with regard to "Documentation, Health and Safety, Social Care Needs and Food and Nutrition".

HIQA also said ten of the actions identified to address non-compliances found during an inspection in November last year had not been satisfactorily implemented.