Written answers

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Photo of Fergus O'DowdFergus O'Dowd (Louth, Fine Gael)
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582. To ask the Minister for Health if the incident report has been prepared with regard to the serious incident review as referred to in a HIQA response (details supplied) relating to the tragic Covid-19 outbreak in a nursing home in 2020; and if so, if a copy of the report will be released. [43372/20]

Photo of Mary ButlerMary Butler (Waterford, Fianna Fail)
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I have been advised by the Health Information and Quality Authority that on 8 September 2020, HIQA inspectors of social services carried out a follow-up inspection of the nursing home referred to by the Deputy.

As part of this inspection, a report was written which states that a serious incident review of the management of the COVID-19 outbreak had been completed by the registered provider and was reviewed by inspectors during the inspection. This review informed the contingency planning for potential outbreaks in the future and identified the learnings required.

The serious incident review referenced in the report was a review carried out by the provider and as such, any request for a copy of that report would have to be made to the provider.


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