Uist and Barra Community Hospital
Healthcare Environment Inspectorate (HEI) Unannounced follow-up
Inspection dates: 7 and 8 February 2017
Summary of inspection
We previously inspected Uist and Barra Hospital in October 2016.
That inspection resulted in five requirements and one
recommendation. As a result of that inspection, NHS Western Isles
produced a detailed improvement action plan and submitted this to
us. This follow-up report should be read along with the previous
October 2016 report.
We carried out an unannounced follow-up inspection to Uist and
Barra Hospital from Tuesday 7 to Wednesday 8 February 2017. The
purpose of the inspection was to:
- assess progress with the requirements and recommendation made
at the previous inspection in October 2016, and
- assess the hospital against the Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Standards (February
The report also takes account of the information supplied by NHS
Western Isles in the 16-week improvement action plan submitted in
late February 2017. This plan details the action taken by the NHS
board to address the requirements and recommendation we made at our
We inspected the following areas:
- main ward, and
- outpatients department.
We inspected three of the five requirements made at the previous
inspection in October 2016. The other two requirements were not due
to be completed at the time of this follow-up inspection. We found
that NHS Western Isles has partially met the three
This inspection resulted in two new requirements and one new
recommendation. All five requirements remain outstanding from the
October 2016 inspection and will be carried forward. All
requirements are linked to compliance with the Healthcare
Improvement Scotland HAI standards (2015).
NHS Western Isles must address the requirements and make the
necessary improvements within the stated timescales.
Speaking of the report, Sara Twaddle,
Interim Director of Quality Assurance for Healthcare Improvement
“This inspection was a follow-up on the requirements
made in our previous report from October 2016. During our
inspection of Uist and Barra Hospital we noted progress has been
made to address these issues.
“However, this inspection has resulted in
two new requirements. NHS Western Isles must ensure that all
infection prevention and control policies and standard operating
procedures are reviewed and continue to be reviewed at least every
“The board has drawn up an action plan and we will continue
to monitor the cleanliness of Uist and Barra Hospital at future
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Published Date: 19 April 2017