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Statement on unannounced HIS report at Victoria Infirmary

June 24, 2014 10:14 AM

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Rosslyn Crocket, NHSGGC’s Director of Nursing, said: “As the nursing director of the board I am very disappointed at some of the findings highlighted by this report. In response we have instigated a disciplinary investigation against one member of staff and changed local senior nursing arrangements where necessary.

“We note the HIS comments regarding capacity. We are clearly aware that some of our hospitals are old and do not offer the accommodation we require to deliver 21st century health care. This is why we are undergoing near billion pound modernisation of Glasgow’s hospital provision which will result in the closure of four existing acute hospital sites including the Victoria Infirmary and Mansionhouse Unit.

“In the context of today’s HIS report the design of the New South Glasgow Hospital with 100% single en suite rooms in every general ward means that the hospital will have much more flexibility to respond to fluctuations in demand such as during the peak winter period to ensure that patients are admitted directly to an appropriate ward.”

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