Inspecting the care of older people in acute hospitals
Healthcare Improvement Scotland assesses the standard of the
care provided for older people in acute hospitals in Scotland.
These inspections report areas of strength and areas for
improvement within a hospital.
We measure hospital performance against national standards,
guidance and best practice relevant to the care provided for older
We want to be assured that older people are treated with the
respect, compassion and dignity that they have a right to expect.
Our inspections focus on the three national quality ambitions for
NHSScotland; providing care that is person-centred, safe and
Ensuring respect, compassion and dignity
We give specific consideration to these key issues:
- treating older people with compassion, dignity and respect
- dementia and cognitive impairment
- preventing and managing falls
- nutritional care and hydration
- prevention and management of pressure ulcers.
NHS boards inspected to date
The full list of hospitals we plan to inspect is
available from our inspection methodology.
Healthcare Improvement Scotland is committed to
ensuring that everyone has access to our inspection reports. Access
our published care of older people inspection reports, listed
by NHS board.
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