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Publication Date: 20/07/2017 

Hairmyres HEI report welcomed 

Unannounced inspection presents positive report 

 

“Overall, this is a positive report and we are pleased that the inspectors have recognised the hard work that has taken place to improve standards at Hairmyres Hospital. " 

NHS Lanarkshire has welcomed a Healthcare Environment Inspectorate (HEI) report on Hairmyres Hospital.

The HEI today (Thursday 20 July 2017) published a report about its unannounced inspection visit to Hairmyres Hospital on May 9 and 10, 2017.

Emer Shepherd, NHS Lanarkshire’s head of infection prevention and control said “Overall, this is a positive report and we are pleased that the inspectors have recognised the hard work that has taken place to improve standards at Hairmyres Hospital.

“We are also pleased that inspectors found staff knowledge of standard infection control precautions to be good, and that there was good leadership in relation to infection prevention and control.

"We are committed to making further improvements and work is already underway to address the requirements detailed in the report.

“We will continually monitor progress to ensure we strive for the highest standards of cleanliness and infection control at Hairmyres.”