Published: Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

HEI inspection report – Golden Jubilee National Hospital




The Golden Jubilee National Hospital welcomes the inspection report published today (Wednesday 9 May) by the Healthcare Environment Inspectorate following an unannounced inspection here on 27 March 2012.


As a national resource for NHSScotland, we pride ourselves on delivering an excellent service for the people of Scotland. We believe that we have a good track record in providing first class care for all of our patients which is safe, effective and person centred.


We are particularly pleased to note the recommendation to more clearly promote our low incidence of infection to provide clear assurance to patients and visitors.


The Golden Jubilee National Hospital has an excellent track record in the prevention and control of infection.


  • Between 2009/10 and 2010/11 we reduced Costridium Difficile Infection (CDI) by 80 per cent.
  • Between 2009/10 and 2010/11 we reduced Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteraemeia (SABs).by 52 per cent
  • National audits of hand hygiene consistently show compliance at above 97 per cent.
  • Our average score on the National Cleaning Services Monitoring Tool continue to be above the 90 per cent target.


Infection prevention and control is one of our top priorities and we have in place an extensive programme to ensure staff and patients have access to the most up-to-date information and guidance. Single patient rooms, strict hand washing guidelines and the use of alcohol hand gel all help us control infection. All our housekeeping staff report to our senior manager for Infection Control and we also have members of the public who undertake quality walkrounds looking at cleanliness within our clinical and non clinical areas.


We accept the two policy based requirements and two recommendations set out by the Inspectors and have already put in place an action plan to address these.

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