Healthcare Environment Inspectorate (HEI) unannounced
Inspection date: 1 March 2011
Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, is an acute general hospital with
457 beds. Services include accident and emergency, outpatients,
maternity unit, coronary care unit and intensive care unit. There
are 11 operating theatres.
The Healthcare Environment Inspectorate (HEI) previously
inspected Raigmore Hospital in December 2009. That inspection
resulted in three requirements and eight recommendations.
We carried out an unannounced inspection to Raigmore Hospital on
1 March 2011.
We assessed the hospital against the NHS Quality Improvement
Scotland (NHS QIS) HAI standards and inspected the following
- intensive care unit
- ward 4C (surgical)
- ward 5A (medical elderly)
- ward 7C (medical – renal/gastrointestinal), and
- ward 10 (obstetrics).
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 Highland for further
information on progress against this action plan.
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Published Date: 11 April 2011