Tipp town residential centre under fire from HIQA

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A residential centre for adults with intellectual disabilities in Tipperary has come in for severe criticism from HIQA.

The health watchdog has released a report into the MooreHaven centre following an inspection there last July.

This was the first inspection at the centre in Tipp Town by the Health Information and Quality Authority in nearly three years.

The centre – which had 18 residents at the time of – was found to be seriously non-compliant in a number of areas examined by HIQA inspectors.

One of the most serious failings was the failure to notify the authority on time of an allegation of staff misconduct at the centre.

The MooreHaven centre on O’Brien Street also came in for criticism for using a restrictive practice on a resident despite evidence that this was no longer needed.

The HIQA inspector also recorded that medications weren’t administered as prescribed to a resident who was given one instead of two doses on the day of the inspection last July.

Management at the centre on have agreed an action plan to address the failings identified.