The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has said a Rehab Care disability centre in Galway has failed to demonstrate how it has the capacity to provide a safe and effective service.

The findings in relation to Logan House are contained in a 40 page inspection report published today.

It was compiled following separate visits to the centre in November and December of last year.

Logan House provides supported accommodation to people with acquired brain injuries.

The inspection report says the governance and management of the centre was poor and impacted negatively on residents’ quality of life.

A number of high risk areas were identified, including safeguarding and protection, staffing and oversight.

Even though immediate actions were identified to centre management in November 2018, these were not acted upon satisfactorily by the time a second inspection took place a week later.

In a statement, the Rehab Group said it took the inspector’s findings extremely seriously.

It said it had addressed the concerns outlined and was confident Logan House would be re-registered by HIQA next month.