Aberdeen Maternity announced inspection November 2011
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 previously inspected Aberdeen Maternity Hospital in March,
2011. That inspection resulted in nine requirements and six
recommendations. The inspection report is available on the
Healthcare Improvement Scotland website http://www.healthcareimprovementscotland.org/HEI.aspx.
We carried out an announced inspection to Aberdeen Maternity
Hospital on Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 November 2011.
We assessed the hospital against the NHS Quality Improvement
Scotland (NHS QIS) Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) standards
and inspected the following areas:
- Ashgrove ward
- labour ward
- neonatal unit
- Rubislaw (pregnancy loss)
- Summerfield ward
- theatre, and
- Westburn ward (admissions and assessment unit).
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
NHS Grampian for further information on progress against this
Published Date: 9 January 2012