Hos­pi­tal given a clean bill of health

The Oban Times - - News -

A POS­I­TIVE in­spec­tion of Western Isles Hos­pi­tal has been wel­comed by NHS.

The fa­cil­ity on Lewis was ex­am­ined by the Health­care En­vi­ron­ment In­spec­torate (HEI) with­out prior warn­ing and found it to be clean and safe.

In­spec­tors met pa­tients and staff, vis­ited wards and in­spected equip­ment and found the hos­pi­tal was meet­ing na­tional stan­dards. Just one im­prove­ment re­quire­ment was noted, re­lat­ing to han­dling and stor­ing breast milk.

Dr Neil Gal­braith, chair­man of NHS Western Isles, wel­comed the re­port: ‘The board takes a close in­ter­est in main­tain­ing the stan­dards of clean­li­ness within our hos­pi­tals be­cause of the high cor­re­la­tion with pa­tient safety.

‘We wel­come the in­spec­tion find­ings which largely cor­rob­o­rate the Western Isles Hos­pi­tal’s own self-as­sess­ment re­port and pro­vide the ex­ter­nal re­as­sur­ance that our clean­li­ness and anti-in­fec­tion regimes are be­ing ef­fec­tive.

‘The board notes the one re­quire­ment emerg­ing from the in­spec­tion and will look to have the pol­icy pa­per pro­duced and re­lated prac­tice brought into be­ing with im­me­di­ate ef­fect.’

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