Kings Park Hospital Mar 17

Kings Park Hospital

Independent healthcare unannounced inspection

Inspection dates: 1 and 2 February 2017

Summary of inspection

We carried out an unannounced inspection to Kings Park Hospital on 1 and 2 February 2017.

We assessed the service against five quality themes related to the Healthcare Improvement Scotland (requirements as to independent healthcare services) regulations and the National Care Standards. We also considered the Regulatory Support Assessment (RSA). We use this information when deciding the frequency of inspection and the number of quality statements we inspect.

What the service did well

The service had very good systems in place for information management and excellent systems in place for the maintenance of equipment. We found a strong customer care and patient focus in the service, with evidence of good leadership values. We found good quality assurance systems in place and patients rated the care very highly.   

What the service could do better

The service should improve its procedures for obtaining consent. Infection prevetion and control systems must be reviewed to make sure they reflect best practice. Recruitment procedures should reflect best practice guidance. The service must make sure all policies and procedures refer to Scottish legislation as appropriate. 

Based on the findings of this inspection, this service has been awarded the following grades:

Table of grades

Quality of information Quality of care and support Quality of environment Quality of staffing Quality of management and leadership
4 - Good 4 - Good 4 - Good 4 - Good 5 - Very Good

Grading Key

(6) Excellent
(5) Very good
(4) Good
(3) Adequate - performance is acceptable but could be improved
(2) Weak - concerns about the service and there are things that must improve
(1) Unsatisfactory - represents a more serious level of concern

For full detail of the gradings given, download the inspection report and refer to the Quality Statements.

This inspection resulted in two requirements and seven recommendations. The requirements are linked to compliance with the Act and regulations or orders made under the Act, or a condition of registration. See Appendix 1 for a full list of the requirement and recommendations.

BMI Healthcare Limited, the provider, must address the requirements and make the necessary improvements as a matter of priority.

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Published Date: 15 March 2017


Kings Park Hospital overview

Find out more about this service, including previous inspection reports and quality grades, on the Kings Park Hospital overview page.

Types of inspections

Inspections may be announced or unannounced and will involve physical inspection of the clinical areas, and interviews with staff and patients. We will publish a written report 8 weeks after the inspection.

  • Announced inspection: the service provider will be given at least 4 weeks’ notice of the inspection by letter or email.
  • Unannounced inspection: the service provider will not be given any advance warning of the inspection.
  • Follow-up inspection: the NHS board and hospital may or may not be given advance notice of the inspection. A safety and cleanliness follow-up inspection will take place no later than 26 weeks from the publication of the initial report.