Inspection Updates

Inspection Updates

Clackmannanshire Community Healthcare Centre has been given a clean bill of health following an inspection which resulted in no requirements or recommendations.

The Healthcare Environment Inspectorate (HEI) met with patients and staff during an announced visit earlier this year. They also visited a number of wards and departments to assess standards of cleanliness and infection control procedures.

Jacqui Macrae, Head of Quality of Care for Healthcare Improvement Scotland, said: “This was a good inspection and all the staff we spoke to demonstrated a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infection. We also saw evidence of a strong commitment to reducing the risk of healthcare associated infection. For example, hand hygiene trainers on each ward provide practical demonstrations for staff and training in hand washing technique.”

Feedback from patients interviewed during the inspection was also very positive with many commenting on the high standards of cleanliness across the healthcare centre.

The full inspection report is available to read on the HEI website http://www.healthcareimprovementscotland.org

Services for Children and Young People in Falkirk

The Care inspectorate recently published a report on services for children and young people in the Falkirk area following a joint inspection carried out at the end of 2015.

The inspection covered a range of partners who have a role in providing services for children, young people and their families and focussed on how well services are working together to improve their lives. This included Falkirk Council, Police Scotland, NHS Forth Valley and the third sector.

Overall the Inspectors are ‘confident that the experienced and dedicated workforce is having a positive impact on the experiences of children, young people and families in Falkirk’ and all of the nine quality indicators were rated either good or adequate. The Care Inspectorate also identified a number of areas which required further improvement. This included the need to improve the use of information and data to inform service planning and to establish a collective vision for corporate parenting. You can read a copy of the full report on the publications section of the Care Inspectorate website http://www.careinspectorate.com

Summer 2016 News