Improvements in Northern Ireland care homes result in positive inspection reports

Rose Court

Runwood Homes have successfully implemented improvement requirements and, following recent inspections by the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA), are pleased to confirm that suspensions have been lifted and new residents are now being accepted at three of the Group’s Northern Ireland homes; Glenabbey Manor, Clifton Nursing Home and Rose Court.


HSC Northern Health and Social Care Trust confirmed the lift of the embargo to all new admissions at Glenabbey Manor in Glengormley, Clifton Nursing Home in Belfast and Rose Court in Ballymena, following recent satisfactory RQIA inspections declaring good practises.


A pause on admissions was mutually agreed during the transition of care categories and management changes which have now been efficiently addressed and implemented with any quality concerns immediately rectified by the Runwood Homes senior management team, led by Chief Operating Officer, Gavin O’Hare-Connolly, and recently appointed Senior Director of Operations (North), Michael Doolin, who continue to work closely together with the individual Home Managers.


Glenabbey Manor

Apart from an admissions requirement of no more than two new residents per week, ensuring safe planned admission at Clifton Nursing Home, none of Runwood Homes’ residential and nursing homes in Northern Ireland are subject to healthcare authority restrictions.


COO, Gavin O’Hare-Connolly commented; “We are pleased that the improved standards of care and practise have been recognised by the RQIA and the Trusts. We hope that our latest news will give the local communities surrounding our homes assurances that there are no concerns. Runwood Homes are running a professional and stable service where care quality meets the levels expected and set by the Trusts and Nursing and Residential Care Home Standards.  Our new

Clifton Nursing Home

structure supports our enhanced quality governance agenda, and has realised proactive monitoring of our services to ensure the high standard of care we expect is as standard.”


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