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Inverclyde Royal Infirmary

HEI Unannounced Inspection

Inspection Date: March 2015

An unannounced inspection to Inverclyde Royal Infirmary was carried out on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 March 2015. This was a positive inspection which has identified areas where Inverclyde Royal Hospital is performing well.  This inspection resulted in no requirements or recommendations. 

Rosslyn Crocket, Board Nursing Director, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said: “We welcome this report and the positive comments made by the inspector. We are extremely pleased that there were no requirements or recommendations made following this visit.
“We take all these inspections very seriously and this report shows we have made significant efforts to improve healthcare standards for our patients. Our staff have worked extremely hard to address any issues highlighted in previous reports and this work has paid so our thanks go to them.
“We will continue with our local inspections of our health care environment across key areas to ensure any shortfalls are quickly addressed and will continue to reinforce to all staff the importance of maintaining the high standards expected of them with regards to the health care environment for our patients.”


Scottish Government statement on HEI inspection report on IRH
Health Secretary Shona Robison said: “I am pleased to see today’s Healthcare Environment Inspectorate report for Inverclyde Royal Hospital, which has no requirements or recommendations. My thanks go to all the staff in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde who have worked extremely hard to make this happen. They deserve all the credit for this positive report and should be rightly proud of their achievement.
“The report demonstrates that the health board are taking these inspections seriously and have made significant efforts to improve healthcare standards and safety for patients, with good staff knowledge and practice of standard infection control precautions noted. Across Scotland, our hospitals are taking strong action on cleanliness and these inspections are driving improvement. I would encourage all health boards and hospitals across the country to learn from the good practices being implemented at Inverclyde Royal Hospital and strive to achieve the same high standards that they have done.”

Inspection Date: 17 December 2012

An unannounced inspection to Inverclyde Royal Hospital was carried out on 17 December 2012

NHSGGC have received the HEI Report and are pleased to note that the report highlights some good practice at Inverclyde Royal Hospital (IRH).

The report notes the improvements we have made since the previous inspection in 2011, particularly communication between ward staff, domestic staff and estates staff.

The inspectors also highlighted the improvements made with revised cleaning schedules. This was reflected by the positive comments made by staff on the changes that had been introduced.

Patients also spoke positively about the care they had received, good staff hand hygiene and staff adherence to the dress code policy.

We recognise that there still areas we need to address and an improvement plan has been developed to ensure that the requirements and recommendations made by the HEI team are implemented.