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.
9th Floor Riverside Tower, 5 Lanyon Place, BELFAST, BT1 3BT
028 9536 1111 (9am - 5pm Mon to Fri)
South Down Healthcare Limited
Custom House, 22 Merchant Quay, Newry,BT35 6AH
Ms Paula McHenry
028 3025 1715
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List of Inspection Reports:
8 September 2020 - Care
6 November 2019 - Care
7 August 2018 - Care
30 June 2017 - Care
30 June 2017 - Estates
27 January 2017 - Care
23 February 2016 - Care
17 February 2015 - Care