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Victoria Infirmary

An unannounced inspection to the Victoria Infirmary was carried out on Tuesday 7 February 2012.

 NHSGGC received the inspector's report in March 2012 and accept that there are still a small number of areas where we need to reinforce some of our policies with both ward and domestic staff.

The report has made three requirements and one recommendation which we will address immediately.

The inspection team, however, did acknowledge that overall there was a good standard of cleanliness, which was reiterated by over 90% of patients surveyed.  The inspection team also highlighted the positive ongoing work between ward staff and estates staff on improving communication between estate services and ward areas.

Healthcare Improvement Scotland carried out an unannounced inspection to the Victoria Infirmary on Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 July 2013.

They assessed the hospital against the NHS Quality Improvement Scotland (NHS QIS) healthcare associated infection (HAI) standards and inspected the following areas:

  • high dependency unit
  • intensive care unit
  • renal dialysis (New Victoria Hospital)
  • ward 8 (orthopaedics and trauma)
  • ward 10 (respiratory)
  • ward 15 (elderly care assessment)
  • ward 17 (general medicine)
  • ward south 2 (elderly assessment), and
  • ward Lomond View (elderly rehabilitation)

This report highlights areas of strength and weakness as well as areas for further improvement, including requirements and recommendations.

Victoria Infirmary unannounced inspection report Sep 13 (PDF, 499K) Victoria Infirmary unannounced inspection action plan Sep 13 (PDF, 210K)

Rory Farrelly, NHSGGC’s Acute Director of Nursing said: “We have received the inspector’s report and are extremely disappointed and concerned that some areas fell short of the standards expected in all our hospitals. “Clearly we need to reinforce some of our policies with both clinical and facility teams. We have already taken steps to ensure that patient equipment is clean and ready for use, and have addressed the issues raised in connection with Ward 2.
“We have also put in place a comprehensive action plan to ensure the other requirements and one recommendation highlighted in the report are addressed.”