MACDONALD WELCOMES IMPROVEMENTS AT LOCAL HOSPITAL
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 14:11
Health Secretary Alex Neil pays tribute to staff at NHS Forth Valley.
Commenting on Healthcare Improvement Scotland Inspection Report for Forth Valley Royal Hospital, NHS Forth Valley, Falkirk East MSP Angus MacDonald said:
“These statistics show an amazing turn around for Forth Valley Hospital. They have clearly worked very hard to improve matters for patients.
“If work continues on the areas identified for improvement I am confident that patients will receive the best possible care and that these standards will be maintained in the future.”
Health Secretary Alex Neil said:
“Following today’s report on the recent inspection of Forth Valley Royal Hospital I would like to pay tribute to its dedicated team of staff.
"We have a health service to be proud of – something which is largely due to the commitment of our staff behind each of its achievement.
“As Health Secretary my drive for improvement centres on enabling staff to deliver safe, effective, world class care for the people of Scotland.
“With 97 per cent of patients reporting satisfaction in the care they received at Forth Valley Royal Hospital this report is exactly the kind of reassurance I sought when asking for this programme of inspections to be carried out. Such an achievement from front-line staff deserves to be recognised.
“It is also pleasing to note the range of working being done by the hospital’s Dementia Champions and Alzheimer Scotland Nurse Consultant to increase awareness of dementia and provide the training needed to ensure staff are well equipped to understand the care needs of people with dementia, in order to drive up care standards.
“I am aware that the inspection identified some areas for improvement, and I am confident that NHS Forth Valley will address those concerns and build on the strengths identified in this positive report.”