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RQIA undertakes a programme of inspections at acute hospitals, which examine the quality of care and leadership within specific wards or clinical areas. We also conduct an ongoing programme of infection prevention/hygiene inspections at a range of health and social care facilities, including hospitals. The reports of our inspections highlight both good practice and areas of concern. This allows us to help drive improvements for all those using these facilities and services.

You can access these reports by using either our inspections map, or inspections list.

You can access the inspection tools used during our hospital inspections here.

COVID-19 HSC and Independent Hospital Inspections

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic RQIA’s Hospital Programe Team (HPT) introduced a series of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Inspections of HSC Acute and Independent Hospitals across Northern Ireland.  You can access the overview report as well as all of the individual hospital/trust inspection reports on our website:  COVID-19 HSC and Independent Hospital Inspections