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Princess Royal Maternity

October 2016

Healthcare Environment Inspectorate (HEI) carried out an unannounced inspection to Princess Royal Maternity Hospital from Wednesday 19 to Thursday 20 October 2016. HEI discussed the findings with senior board staff and agreed with the chief nurse for neonatology that they would carry out an announced re-visit on Thursday 27 October 2016.

This was the first inspection of the hospital against the new Healthcare Improvement Scotland Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Standards (February 2015).

We welcome this report by Healthcare Improvement Scotland following their unannounced visit to the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital.

We took immediate action to resolve the issues identified and have addressed all the requirements by the inspectors during their visits in October. We have put in place revised cleaning schedules in the emergency birthing room, replaced mattresses and implemented further staff training in infection control and safe storage of breast milk.

 We are delighted that the inspectors found good compliance in a number of areas including high standards of cleanliness in wards and departments and uniform policy.

 The inspectors also highlighted that 98% of the parents and patients said they saw ward staff always washing their hands during their stay in hospital.

The inspection report and action plan are available on the Healthcare Improvement Scotland website www.healthcareimprovementscotland.org

April 2014

Healthcare Environment Inspectorate (HEI) carried out an unannounced inspection to Princess Royal Maternity Hospital on Wednesday 30 April 2014.

We were pleased to note the number of positive findings at the Princess Royal Maternity Unit by the HEI inspectors.

We were pleased that the inspectors noted that 100 per cent of patients they interviewed were positive about the cleanliness of the wards and that the report highlights that there was good communication with patients, staff and visitors. We recognise that there are areas we need to improve and we are actively working with our staff to ensure that the requirements from this inspection are fully implemented.

We are committed to learning from the feedback we receive from inspections such as this and directly from our patients. We encourage our patients to share their views and comments on our services through our online patient feedback system.

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Patients can give feedback by going to www.nhsggc.org.uk/patientfeedback

The inspection report and action plan are available on the Healthcare Improvement Scotland website www.healthcareimprovementscotland.org