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Quality Care for All

9 September, 2021

This document outlines a series of policy and legislative reforms to strengthen regulation and clinical governance in nursing homes and the social care sector as the pandemic revealed that regulation in sector is not up to standard. Sinn Féin aims to redress the shortcomings within the sector by calling for an inquiry to examine neglect, abuse, and deaths in nursing homes during the pandemic, enacting new adult safeguarding and safety legislation, empowering HIQA to improve standards and accountability in the sector and establishing a new Office of the Chief Health and Social Care Professional to better regulate and devise policy for social care professions.