An inspector has praised the progress made in improving the care of elderly people in Aberdeen.
The Care Inspectorate returned to Aberdeen to take another look at its Health and Social Care Partnership after eight recommendations were made in 2016 about elderly care.
Some of the weaknesses identified included the experience of voluntary carers, the length of delay in discharging older people from hospital and staff co-operation in protecting people at risk of harm.
The Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland noted that these aspects have improved since 2016.
Interim chief executive at the inspectorate Gordon Weir said: “The review found the health and social care partnership has responded well to most of our recommendations and made changes.
“Importantly we found the partnership was equipping staff to work better together to protect adults at risk of harm.
“The partnership has made good progress in supporting people to leave hospital as soon as they are able to and in improving support for carers.”
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Despite the positive steps being taken, the waiting time for care at home is still high.
Mr Weir said: “Some older people still had to wait for lengthy periods for care at home. This remains a persistent issue which requires improvement.”
Vice-chairwoman of the Integration Joint Board Sarah Duncan said: “The report shows we have made huge progress in tackling delayed discharge from hospital, putting us now in the top quarter of IJBs in Scotland.
“We have improved the experience of unpaid carers in the city. We still have work to do to continue to improve in all areas, but we have highly dedicated and professional staff teams who are delivering high quality health and care services.”