HSE Documents and Policies

The following are HSE Toolbox & Adapted Governance documents which are a range of resources to support residential services in implementing good practice and improving the delivery of quality safe services: 
  • Memo to Leadership Team from Tony O'Brien, Director General HSE, re Launch of the revised Integrated Risk Management Policy and Supporting Guidance
     
  • Safeguarding Memo: Guidance on when safeguarding concerns regarding Vulnerable Persons may also need to be reported under the National Incident Management System (NIMS.
     
  • Project toolbox for residential services for adults with intellectual disabilities - The purpose of this Project Toolbox is to build a range of resources to support the efforts of residential services in implementing good practice and improving the delivery of quality safe services. It includes tools, guides, policies, templates, and signposts to online resources from HIQA, the HSE, and other national bodies where relevant, and is aligned to the 18 Outcomes upon which services are inspected by HIQA against regulations and standards.
     
  • Quality and safety prompts for multidisciplinary teams - This document provides prompts to guide local team discussions on quality and safety. It was adapted from the Quality and Safety Prompts for Multidisciplinary Teams (HSE, 2012) specifically for residential disability services for adults with intellectual disabilities. 
     
  • HSE quality and safety walk-round document - This document was adapted from Quality and Patient Safety: Quality and Safety Walkarounds (May 2013) and provides a short guide and toolkit for organisations providing residential disability services for adults with intellectual disabilities
     
  • The safety pause: information sheet helping teams provide safe quality care -  This information sheet is based on what patient safety issues we need to be aware of.  The four P's in this information sheet provide examples to prompt the discussion. It was adapted from Quality and Patient Safety: Safety Pause Information Sheet (May 2013) specifically for residential disability services for adults with intellectual disabilities .
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