Inspectors find Aberdeen Royal Infirmary’s infection control measures “ineffective”

A report by the Scottish Healthcare Environment Inspectorate has found Aberdeen Royal Infirmary’s infection control measures “ineffective” and ordered the hospital to “urgently review” aspects of it operations.

An announced inspection, carried out on 13 October this year, looked at the accident and emergency department together with four wards at the hospital. Inspectors found “no consideration” of risk to patients, their condition and their effect on fellow patients. The standard of cleaning in wards and public areas at the hospital was also branded “very poor”.

There is much that other hospitals can learn from Aberdeen’s experience. Download the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary inspection report here.

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