Forth Valley Royal Hospital unannounced
inspection September 2011
Forth Valley Royal Hospital is an 860-bedded
hospital that opened at the beginning of August 2010. A wide range
of inpatient, outpatient, day services and specialist mental health
services moved across from Falkirk and District Royal Infirmary
(now Falkirk Community Hospital) and Stirling Royal Infirmary over
three main phases during 2010/11.
We previously inspected Stirling Royal
Infirmary in February 2011. That inspection resulted in 12
requirements and three recommendations. The inspection report is
available on the Healthcare Improvement Scotland website http://www.healthcareimprovementscotland.org/HEI.aspx.
We carried out an unannounced inspection to
Forth Valley Royal Hospital on Tuesday 20 September 2011.
We assessed the hospital against the NHS
Quality Improvement Scotland (NHS QIS) HAI standards and inspected
the following areas:
- accident and emergency
- intensive treatment unit
- ward A12 (medicine including
- ward A31 (care of the elderly)
- ward A21 (orthopaedics)
- ward A22 (acute stroke)
- ward B12 (medicine including
- ward B23 (orthopaedics), and
- ward B32 (gastrointestinal
The improvement action plan for this inspection has now been
removed from the Healthcare Improvement Scotland website, as the
inspection took place more than 16 weeks ago. Please contact the
NHS Forth Valley for further information on progress
against this action plan.
Published Date: 31 October 2011