Aberdeen Maternity Hospital unannounced inspection March
Aberdeen Maternity Hospital provides a
consultant-led obstetric service, supported by a midwife-led unit.
The hospital serves the region of Grampian, the islands of Shetland
and Orkney, and also cares for babies requiring neonatal surgery
transferred from the Highlands. It contains 133 staffed beds and
deals with approximately 5,000 births each year.
We carried out an unannounced
inspection to Aberdeen Maternity Hospital on Monday 7 and Tuesday 8
We assessed the hospital against the
NHS Quality Improvement Scotland (NHS QIS) HAI standards and
inspected the following areas:
- Ashgrove ward
- Summerfield ward
- Westburn ward (admissions and
- neonatal unit, and
- labour ward.
This inspection report highlights areas of strengths as well as
areas for further improvement, including recommendations for
The improvement action plan for this inspection has now been
removed from the HEI website, as the inspection took place more
than 16 weeks ago. Please contact NHS Grampian for further
information on progress against this action plan.
Published Date: 20 April 2011