An Aberdeen hospital facing a staffing crisis is in a “better position” than it was, according to NHS Grampian’s finance chief.
Royal Cornhill Hospital is facing a staffing shortfall with more than 30 nursing vacancies.
Hospital bosses have reconfigured the hospital from a six-ward layout to five, with patients and relocated nurses to elsewhere in the hospital.
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This followed the closure of two dementia units within the hospital in August, for more than a year, over safety concerns.
Alan Gray, director of finance, said: “These decisions have all been progressed and implemented and as of today we are in a better position in terms of beds and staff.”
Mr Gray also announced the health board is going to commission a review of mental health provision, which will take around a year, and has submitted a draft action plan to the Scottish Health Secretary.