Republic of Ireland - CAH
This policy outlines how to support a service user during end of life, detailing their wishes and preferences. It has been reviewed and updated in sections 4.1 and 5.1 with minor amendments to ensure it remains in line with legislation and the person-centred approach. References have also been checked to ensure they remain current. ??????
This policy outlines how the organisation and staff responsibilities are clear on approaches to reducing and controlling the risks of bribery. It has been reviewed with minor changes to wording only. References checked and remain current.
This policy outlines the process to follow when someone is choking or when a service user has been diagnosed with dysphagia. It has been reviewed and the procedure sections updated to include “rights based” best interest decisions as well as sections 5.2, 5.3, 5.5, 5.6, 5.9 amended. Further reading has been added and references reviewed and updated.
This policy will support with the appraisal process at the service. It has been reviewed and updated with changes made to sections 5.2, 5.4 and 5.5 where information is no longer applicable. Reference to supervisors has been added as managers may not always be the person carrying out an appraisal interview. Inclusion of a statement on the appraiser requirement to consult with management team prior to completing staff appraisal and that new employees undergo an end of probation appraisal and annual thereafter. References also checked to ensure they remain current.
This policy outlines how a service can support service users who have behaviours that challenge and the necessary best practice approaches. It has been reviewed and updated with significant changes and additions to the policy and procedure sections. Definitions and key facts have been updated. References have been checked and updated.
This policy outlines the process to follow when an unexpected death occurs at the service. It has been reviewed with minor changes to wording to enhance clarity made throughout the policy. References have also been checked to ensure they remain current.
This policy details the process to follow to manage outbreaks in the service. It has been reviewed and updated in section 5.3 with reference to antigen testing added. References have been reviewed and updated.
This policy details the procedures to ensure safe recruitment and to ensure that best practice is observed when recruiting new staff. It has been reviewed and information added. Where prospective employees have lived abroad, provision of a Police Certificate may be required in addition to Garda Vetting. Additional references also added.
This policy outlines the acceptable use of mobile phones within the service, whether personal or business phones. It has been reviewed and updated with no significant changes. References have been checked and updated.