Residential disability centres: Fewer that 2% comply with all regulations
Fewer than 2% of residential centres for people with disabilities comply fully with regulations.
In a series of reports published by the health standards authority HIQA, only three out of 190 centres were found to be fully compliant with all the regulations.
Meanwhile, almost 20% of residential centres failed to fully comply with any of the regulations.
Some of the more serious failures related to fire safety, and the proper use of restraints.
The findings follow a HIQA report on standards at Aras Attracta in Swinford in Co Mayo, following the death of a 72-year-old resident.
HIQA inspectors found that some residents at the centre were underweight, and some of the service users went for 15 hours without food.
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