Glen Houston from the RQIA said the organisation would undertake further inspections
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RQIA report says staffing is crucial issue in how acute NI hospitals care for elderly

Northern Ireland's health regulators say staffing has become a crucial issue in how acute hospitals are caring for older people.

Following unannounced inspections, the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) found a heavy reliance on temporary staff.

RQIA's chief executive Glenn Houston said the inspectors had looked for evidence that care was safe, effective and compassionate.

BBC News NI Health Correspondent Marie-Louise Connolly reports.