Unsafe Residents And Overcrowded Rooms Highlighted In IPA Accommodation Centre

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They're among the concerns raised by residents to the Health Watchdog.

Some residents living in an International Protection Accommodation centre didn't feel safe, and were at risk from other people living at the site.

That's among the findings of a new HIQA report on the Hazel Hotel in Monasterevin.

The review is the first of its kind at the centre, which accommodated 95 people at the time of the inspection in January.

It found most residents felt happy and safe, but some were at potential risk from others living at the site, and didn't always feel safe.

However, HIQA says the provider has a long-term plan in place to address those concerns.

Inspectors were told most residents were happy with their living situation, but some, who were sharing a room with two others, felt there wasn't enough space.

The Health Watchdog carried out an inspection on 13 standards - it was found to be at least partially compliant in 12 of those, with plans outlined to bring those up to compliance.

However, inspectors found it to be non-compliant in one area, for not having a dedicated Reception Officer.

The provider also says it has plans to address that.

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