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Caring For Older People

Healthcare Improvement Scotland

HIS assesses the standard of the care provided for older people in acute hospitals in Scotland. These inspections report areas of strength and areas for improvement within a hospital.

Individual hospital inspection reports are available from links to the left.

HIS measure hospital performance against national standards, guidance and best practice relevant to the care provided for older people.
They want to be assured that older people are treated with the respect, compassion and dignity that they have a right to expect. HIS inspections focus on the three national quality ambitions for NHSScotland; providing care that is person-centred, safe and effective.

Ensuring respect, compassion and dignity

HIS specific consideration to these key issues:

•   treating older people with compassion, dignity and respect
•   dementia and cognitive impairment
•   preventing and managing falls
•   nutritional care and hydration
•   prevention and management of pressure ulcers.

HIS will talk to older people to get their views on the care they receive, as part of the inspection process.

The findings from the visits to NHSGGC sites in 2012 are set out on these pages as well as the Board’s comment on the report when it was published  -  see menu to right for individual hospital reports.

Find out more...

about the ways we are improving care for older people including around dementia and delirium