The HSE’s fitness as a registered provider of centres for people with disabilities has been questioned by the Health Information and Quality Authority with particular reference to Donegal and the North-West area.
Renewed concern was expressed by HIQA to the HSE’s management of its services in the Northwest area, two months following the publication of the Brandon Report.
HIQA noted the online behaviour of a resident described as “very serious” leads the independent watchdog to question the HSE’s fitness to provide services, to people with disabilities in the area known as Community Healthcare Organisation One.
In two letters from HIQA to the HSE, senior staff at the independent watchdog question the HSE’s fitness to provide services to people with disabilities in the area.
One letter notes, “a very serious incident” regarding the online behaviour of a resident at one centre, which RTÉ News understands relates to a resident viewing material of child sexual exploitation online.
The regulator says it was not informed when this occurred in 2016, 2017 or in July 2021. It received notification of the most recent incident in October last year, three months beyond the legal requirement for notification.
For full story see https://www.rte.ie/news/2022/0215/1280849-hse-hiqa-northwest/