UPDATE: a link from which one can download the report is at the end of this article.
The Daily Herald writes that the Health Care Inspectorate has decided to place the Honourable Henry Carlyle Every Home of Saba “the Home” under a regime of enhanced supervision for a period of six months, from October 20, 2014, to April 20, 2015. The decision to impose a regime of enhanced supervision is based on several factors, the most important being the risk to patient health, safety and wellbeing created by the Home’s failure to comply with current legislation, norms, (professional) standards and guidelines.
The Daily Herald reported last week about the arrival of new Quality Care Offcer Pieter van Amsterdam, and the inspectors’ last visit on November 13. Van Amsterdam elaborated on three deadlines that were put in place starting on October 20, after the draft report from June. These norms that must be met are part of the enhanced supervision now put in place.
Van Amsterdam replied to the official announcement that the norms set for November 20 have all been completed. The inspector who visited on November 13 concluded that this was in fact the case.“The intention of a merger between the Benevolent Foundation [the Home – Ed.]) and Saba Health Care Foundation, which is about to take place, is one of the very positive consequences of the inspectorate report,” says Van Amsterdam. “Right now, all employees are working hard on meeting the new requirements set for January 20, 2014.”
A letter by the Health Care Inspectorate that was sent to the home on October 20, 2014, was published Wednesday, November 26. This letter states that the Home’s care provision is not at the required level and cannot be deemed responsible. The risk of further deterioration is intensified by the absence of any effective improvement action and a lack of confidence in the Home’s management.
With a view to resolving the current shortcomings, the Inspectorate is there-fore imposing a regime of enhanced supervision for a period of six months, until April 20, 2015. These findings were mostly based on the report resulting from the inspectors’ visit from June 17 to 20, 2014. During the six-month enhanced supervision period, the Inspectorate will conduct one or more further inspection visits, which may be announced or unannounced. Based on the findings of these visits and the contents of the progress reports submitted by the Home, the Inspectorate will determine whether enhanced supervision may be lifted. If the results are deemed unsatisfactory, enhanced supervision will be extended and/or additional measures imposed, which may include legal action.
Click here to download the report: Honorable Henry Carlyle Every Home of Saba 17 to 20 June 2014 (700kB)