Clean bill of health for Inverurie Hospital

Inverurie Hospital which has received a
Inverurie Hospital which has received a

Inverurie Hospital has received a very positive report following an inspection by the HEI (Healthcare Environment Inspectorate) carried out in July this year.

In a report issued on Tuesday (September 9), the hospital which provides services to Inverurie, Kemnay, Oldmeldrum, Alford, Haddo, Ellon and Fyvie, was praised for making “good progress against the NHS QIS standards to protect patients, staff and visitors from risks of acquiring a HAI (hospital-acquired infection).

Particularly highlighted were the hospitals introduction of new infection control environmental audit process, a good standard of environmental cleanliness and a good standard of cleanliness of patient equipment.

Chief Inspector, Susan Brimelow said, “This was a positive inspection, which has resulted in no requirements or recommendations. During our visit, we identified a number of areas where the hospital is performing well. We noted good compliance with standard infection control precautions and saw evidence of regular audits taking place at ward level. The standard of patient equipment and environmental cleanliness was good, and patients commented positively on the quality of care received.”

Responding to the release of the report Dr Roelf Dijkhuizen, Medical Director, NHS Grampian said “We are extremely pleased with this report which reflects the hard work and dedication of staff at Inverurie Hospital. It is unusual for an inspection to result in no recommendations or requirements. The fact this one has is a tribute to the hard work and commitment of each and every member of the team and they should be justly proud of themselves.

“The population served by Inverurie Hospital can be reassured we will not become complacent following this positive report. We will continue to work hard to maintain our high standards and reflect on how good practice here could apply to other parts of the organisation.”