An inspection report by the Health Information and Quality Authority has criticised a Cork nursing home which has 22 residents.

The watchdog found major non-compliance by the Rochestown Nursing Home on Monastery Road with governance and management issues, document keeping, and complaints procedures.

The unannounced inspection took place on 5 July.

HIQA says the centre has a history of non-compliance, identified during previous inspections in 2015.

It said that while significant improvements had been seen in March 2016, problems were again identified in January this year.

HIQA said that because of previous non-compliances, it had ruled that no new residents were to be admitted to the centre from 15 June this year.

The latest inspection found this condition had been breached.

HIQA said that the person in charge continued to be counted as the nurse on duty, during the day, to care for the 22 residents.

The person in charge had only six hours to undertake her managerial and regulatory duties.

The inspectors found that the premises, fittings and equipment were generally of a good standard.

A busy activities schedule was also planned for residents.

HIQA said that residents appeared to be very well cared for.