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Galloway Community Hospital

Healthcare Environment Inspectorate (HEI) announced inspection

Inspection date: 22 April 2010

The Healthcare Environment Inspectorate (HEI) carried out an announced inspection visit to Galloway Community Hospital, Stranraer on Thursday 22 April 2010.

We assessed the hospital against our HAI standards and inspected the following areas:

  • Dalrymple ward (assessment/rehabilitation)
  • Garrick ward (acute medical receiving)
  • accident and emergency (A&E) department
  • day surgery unit
  • maternity unit
  • outpatients department
  • renal unit.

Overall, the inspection visit to Galloway Community Hospital resulted in one requirement and four recommendations. These are linked to compliance with our HAI standards. NHS Dumfries & Galloway must address the requirement and recommendations, with any necessary improvements made, as a matter of priority.

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Published Date: 31 May 2010


Galloway Community Hospital overview

Find out more about this hospital, including the latest inspection report, on the Galloway Community 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.