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Current Enforcement Activity

Where RQIA identifies concerns about a particular service it may take enforcement action to ensure the safety, wellbeing and protection of those using the services. We may also take enforcement action where we identify non-compliance with regulations and/or standards.

RQIA publishes details of all enforcement action at adult health and social care services on this web page - current enforcement activity is detailed below.

Name Enforcement Action
Angels Recruitment Agency Ltd.

A Notice of Proposal to impose a condition on the registration of Angels Recruitment Agency Ltd. (Nursing Agency) was issued on 16 April 2019, and a Notice of Decision was issued on 28 May 2019.  The condition on registration requires the registered provider to notify RQIA when they are proposing to become operational.  

 

Angels Recruitment Agency Ltd.

A Notice of Proposal to impose a condition on the registration of Angels Recruitment Agency Ltd. (Domiciliary Care Agency) was issued on 16 April 2019, and a Notice of Decision was issued on 28 May 2019.  The condition on registration requires the registered provider to notify RQIA when they are proposing to become operational.  

Barnlee

Two failure to comply notices were issued to Barnlee on 15 April 2019, relating to management, staffing arrangements and infection prevention and hygiene.

  • Compliance required by 13 June 2019.
Corriewood Private Clinic

Four failure to comply notices were issued to Corriewood Private Clinic on 04 June 2019, relating to governance, health and welfare of patients, medicines management and staffing arrangements.

  • Compliance required by 05 August 2019
Deanfield

One failure to comply notice was issued to Deanfield (nursing home) on 17 May 2019, relating to medicines management.

  • Compliance required by 15 July 2019
Fruithill Nursing Home

One failure to comply notice was issued to Fruithill Nursing Home on 18 April 2019, relating to management and governance.

  • Compliance required by 18 June 2019
Homecare Nursing Services

A Notice of Proposal to impose a condition on the registration of Homecare Nursing Services was issued on 22 May 2019.  The condition on registration requires the registered provider to notify RQIA when they are proposing to become operational.  

NIAS Trust

On 12 March 2018, DoH accepted RQIA’s recommendation to implement a special measure to strengthen governance and assurance arrangements within the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Trust (NIAS).

RQIA has recommended the secondment into NIAS of a senior practitioner with experience in infection prevention/control and governance and assurance. 


An Improvement Notice was issued to the NI Ambulance Service Trust on 21 December 2018, and extended on 29 March 2019, to ensure robust staff training for infection prevention and control is delivered and assured across the organisation.

  • Compliance required by 30 June 2019
Owen Mor Care Centre

Four failure to comply notices were issued to Owen Mor Care Centre on 15 May 2019, relating to care records, medicines management, staffing and governance arrangements.

  • Compliance required by 26 June 2019
Parkanaur College

Three failure to comply notices were issued to Parkanaur College on 14 March 2019, relating to management, staffing arrangements and the health and welfare of residents.

Compliance was achieved with Notice 1 on 1 April 2019.  Notices 2 and 3 were extended on 2 April, 16 April, 2 May and 29 May 2019. 

  • Compliance required by 14 June 2019     

A Notice of Proposal to impose a condition on the registration of Parkanaur College was issued on 15 May 2019.  The conditions on registration relate to:

  • ceasing admissions until compliance has been achieved with failure to comply notices 2 and 3 (as above)
  • sharing monthly monitoring reports with relevant stakeholders, including RQIA
  • the appointment of a permanent manager
  • compliance with notices 2 and 3 (as above)
Parkanaur College Supported Living Service

A Notice of Proposal to impose a condition on the registration of Parkanaur College Supported Living Service was issued on 16 April 2019, and a Notice of Decision was issued on 28 May 2019.  The condition on registration requires the registered provider to notify RQIA when they are proposing to become operational.  

Peniel Nursing Care Services

Conditions placed on the registration of Peniel Nursing Care Services​ on 8 April 2019.  The condition on registration requires the registered provider to notify RQIA when they are proposing to become operational.  You can view the conditions of registration here.

Ratheane Private Nursing Home

Two failure to comply notices were issued to Ratheane Private Nursing Home on 15 May 2019, relating to governance arrangements and the health and welfare of patients.

  • Compliance required by 05 July 2019
Springlawn Nursing Home

Two failure to comply notices were issued to Springlawn Nursing Home on 14 May 2019, relating to care planning, care delivery and record keeping.

  • Compliance required by 13 July 2019.
Wood Green Residential Home

Two failure to comply notices were issued to Wood Green Residential Home on 7 March 2019 and extended on 8 May 2019, relating to medicines management.

  • Compliance required by 5 June 2019