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)
Whitehead Nursing Home
15-18 Marine Parade, Whitehead,BT38 9QP
Mrs Sarah Martin
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List of Inspection Reports:
26 November 2020 - Care
27 February 2020 - Care
2 October 2019 - Care
6 February 2019 - Care
20 November 2018 - Pharmacy
24 September 2018 - Care
16 January 2018 - Pharmacy
20 April 2017 - Care
4 January 2017 - Estates
24 November 2016 - Pharmacy
27 April 2016 - Care
30 September 2015 - Pharmacy
30 March 2015 - Estates
12 January 2015 - Care