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Kerry mental health facility found to be fully compliant with standards

Apr 7, 2021 17:04 By radiokerrynews
Kerry mental health facility found to be fully compliant with standards Kerry mental health facility found to be fully compliant with standards
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A Kerry mental health facility has been found to be fully compliant with standards.

Deer Lodge in Killarney is a purpose-built, residential mental health recovery unit, which first opened in 2017.

The Mental Health Commission carried out an inspection there late last year.

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The Mental Health Commission carried out its annual inspection at Deer Lodge in Killarney between the 6th-9th of October.

Previous inspections showed an ongoing reduction in issues of non-compliance in the 37-resident centre.

Following the latest inspection, the centre received a 100 percent compliance rating from the inspection team, which noted each resident had a care plan, therapeutic services provided by the centre were appropriate and each resident had their own en-suite bedroom and access to an internal landscaped garden area.

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Inspectors noted staff were “kind and obliging”, residents felt safe and their privacy was respected.

The centre also had a written policy relating to health and safety, the number and skill mix of staffing was sufficient to meet resident needs, and a qualified staff member was on duty and in charge at all times.

Deer Lodge was found to be compliant in all 32 areas examined.

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