A North-east hospital has been given area to improve upon following an unannounced inspection.
Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) yesterday published a report relating to an unannounced inspection visit to Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin, as part of its programme of inspections on the standard of care for older people in acute care in Scotland.
The inspection visit took place in April.
HIS was asked by the Scottish Government to carry out a programme of inspections.
Speaking of the report, Ian Smith, senior inspector at HIS, said: “During our inspection of Dr Gray’s Hospital we found areas of good practice, such as good completion of risk assessments for falls. We also saw good evidence of multidisciplinary team working and feedback from patients about the care they receive was good.
“We also identified areas for improvement. For example, NHS Grampian must ensure that all older people, who are being treated in the emergency department or are admitted to hospital, are accurately assessed within the national standard recommended timescales.”
The full report is available at healthcareimprovementscotland.org