The Healthcare Environment Inspectorate (HEI) today (Wednesday) published its report relating to an announced inspection visit to Whitehills Health and Community Care Centre on September 27 and 28.
The HEI inspection team examined NHS Tayside self-assessment information and then visited the hospital to meet patients and staff, and to inspect wards and departments to assess cleanliness and to check that the hospital meets national standards.
Speaking of the report, Claire Sweeney, Interim Director of Quality Assurance for Healthcare Improvement Scotland, said: “During the inspection of Whitehills Health and Community Care Centre we found the hospital environment to be very clean and observed staff adhering to standard infection control precautions while carrying out their duties.
“However, we identified issues around the communication with ward staff on outstanding maintenance work. The NHS board has drawn up an action plan to address these issues. We will continue to monitor the cleanliness of Whitehills Health and Community Care Centre at future inspections.”
NHS Tayside Chairman Professor John Connell said: “We have already addressed some of the requirements which have been identified by HEI and any outstanding actions will be progressed through our robust action plan which clearly demonstrates our commitment to further improving our services.
“Our staff work hard every day to ensure person-centred, safe and effective care for all our patients and their families. However, we are never complacent and we know it is essential that we keep striving to improve on what we do every day to ensure we get that care right for every patient every single time.”
The full HEI inspection report is available to view here