RQIA registers and inspects a wide range of health and social care services. Our inspections are based on minimum care standards which will ensure that both the public and the service providers know what quality of services is expected.
RQIA also has a role in assuring the quality of services provided by Health and Social Care (HSC) Board, HSC trusts agencies, to ensure that every aspect of care reached the standards laid down by the Department of Health, and expected by the public.
Under the Health and Social Care (Reform) Act (NI) 2009, RQIA undertakes a range of responsibilities for people with a mental illness and those with a learning disability.
RQIA inspects a range of health and social care services. Our inspectors visit nursing and residential care homes and children's homes to examine all aspects of the care provided, to guarantee the comfort and dignity of those using the facilities, and ensure public confidence in these services.
We are responsible for the inspection of a range of other bodies including hospitals and clinics, and nursing agencies.
RQIA reviews provide assurance to the public about the quality, safety and availability of health and social care services in Northern Ireland. Our reviews aim to encourage continuous improvements in health and social care services and ensure the rights of service users are safeguarded.
- health and social care providers
- members of the public
You can access a range of guidance documents and frequently asked questions in this section of the website.
7th Floor Victoria House, 15-27 Gloucester Street, BELFAST, BT1 4LS
028 9536 1111 (9am - 5pm Mon to Fri)
Silver Birch Lodge
54 Crossgar Road, Saintfield,BT24 7LF
Mrs Jillian Jayne Gilmore
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List of Inspection Reports:
19 February 2021 - Care
6 June 2019 - Care
23 October 2018 - Finance
24 September 2018 - Care
30 April 2018 - Pharmacy
15 March 2018 - Care
21 September 2017 - Care
13 March 2017 - Pharmacy
11 August 2016 - Care
12 November 2015 - Care
1 October 2015 - Estates
7 May 2015 - Care
4 December 2014 - Care
18 November 2014 - Finance
16 May 2014 - Care