Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill announced inspection
The Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Yorkhill) provides acute
care for children up to 13 years of age, although there is some
flexibility with this for individual children. The hospital
provides a comprehensive range of paediatric services, covering all
aspects of inpatient, outpatient and day case care.
We previously inspected the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in
February 2011. This inspection was a targeted follow-up inspection.
That inspection resulted in two recommendations. The inspection
report is available on the Healthcare Improvement Scotland website
We carried out an announced inspection to the Royal Hospital for
Sick Children on Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 November 2011.
We assessed the hospital against the NHS Quality Improvement
Scotland (NHS QIS) Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) standards
and inspected the following areas:
- accident and emergency (including the Frederick Stone Forensic
- medical assessment unit
- day surgery unit
- diagnostic imaging
- Fraser of Allander Unit (neurosciences)
- paediatric intensive care unit/high dependency unit
- ward 1A (oncology)
- ward 2B (neonatal intensive care)
- ward 3A (orthopaedics, cystic fibrosis, maxillofacial,
- ward 3B (infant ward and gastrointestinal)
- ward 4A (acute medical receiving), and
- ward 6A (renal, nephrology).
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 Greater Glasgow and Clyde for
further information on progress against this action plan.
Published Date: 19 December 2011