Ennis Councillor Has ‘Full Confidence’ In Cahercalla Services Despite Critical HIQA Report

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An Ennis Councillor insists she still has full confidence in Cahercalla Nursing Home’s care despite a new HIQA report suggesting the facility was ‘non compliant’ in a number of areas when assessed last year.

Health inspectors have claimed the facility, when inspected on October 19th, failed to ensure it had a clear management structure, and that the provision of care was ‘not of a consistently high quality’.

Cahercalla has told Clare FM it acknowledges and accepts the findings of the report, and has completed a ‘comprehensive action plan’ to identify the issues raised by inspectors.



Ennis-based Fine Gael Councillor Mary Howard, who’s a member of the Regional Health Forum West, has been telling Clare FM’s Josh Prenderville she was surprised at some of the findings and believes it’s vital they’re addressed quickly.

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