The Health Information and Quality Authority has published the findings of an unannounced inspection at Ballinderry Nursing Home in Kilconnell, Ballinasloe
The private facility had 46 residents on the date of March inspections which aimed to monitor ongoing compliance with regulations and standards.
At the time of inspection, 20 of the 46 residents were deemed maximum dependency.
On the first two days, inspectors found a number of areas of non-compliance where immediate action was required.
This included inadequate care arrangements for residents at risk of falls and also identified that some residents were at risk of choking as sufficient precautions had not been implemented around meal times.
Poor practices were also recorded in medication administration and a lack of support for some very dependant residents.
Inspectors were also concerned about staffing levels and skill mix, and the provision of staff training.
They were so gravely concerned at the number of immediate actions required that they returned to the centre a week later (Mar 22).
Another subsequent inspection found that while there continued to be a substantial amount of work to be completed to bring the centre into compliance, sufficient progress had been made over the weekend to mitigate the immediate risk to residents.
The provider responded to the inspection report last month (Apr 18) and has stated that many action items are complete with many others to be completed by the end of this month (May).
Some action items are listed for June such as the last session of infection control training.
New exhibition to represent female victims of domestic violence unveiled at ATU
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A new art exhibition, to represent women who have been victims of domestic abuse, was unveiled today at ATU Wellpark Campus.
The piece was commissioned by COPE Galway, and completed by artist Maura Finnegan.
The arts consists of seven women’s faces and below each one is a QR code which will lead people to an online link to the women’s stories.
Rachel Timoney attended today’s event.
The Indian Ambassador praises Galway during city visit
From Galway Bay fm newsroom- The Indian Ambassador has expressed his admiration for Galway during his visit for Asia Business Week.
Ambassador Akhilesh Mishra kicked off the week with a talk at ATU Galway today.
The ambassador complimented what he called a ‘synergy’ between Ireland and India.
He also said it’s important for international engagement across the whole country:
Protest at County Hall over lack of engagement on Athlone-Galway Greenway
From Galway Bay fm newsroom- A protest has taken place at County Hall over an alleged lack of engagement with local residents on the planned Athlone to Galway Greenway.
A preferred route has emerged which goes from Athlone through Shannonbridge, Meelick, Portumna, Gort, Kinvara and into Galway City.
But local residents and landowners argue there’s been no meaningful engagement and they’re still “in the dark” about many aspects of the development.
At County Hall today, they carried banners with a wide range of slogans, including “No trust means no Greenway”.
These people voiced their concerns about what route may be taken between Kinvara and Kilcolgan: