Two Kerry facilities have been widely praised in newly published HIQA inspection reports for designated centres for people with disabilities.
Both centres, run by St. John of God Services, were widely commended for the high care given to residents.
The first report, based on an inspection which took place on March 8th and 9th last, examines a centre that can accommodate 15 people in total in various houses in the suburbs of a Kerry town.
Staff at this facility were praised for their “commitment, enthusiasm and respect for residents”.
The second inspection, from the 22nd and 23rd of March last, examined a centre for eight residents based in a Kerry town housing estate.
This inspection praised the very respectful manner in which residents were facilitated to achieve their highest possible level of independence, and the high standard of care and support provided by St John of God services.
Both inspections were the first for each facility in question, and for reasons of privacy, the centres cannot be named.