Published: Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Golden Jubilee response to Healthcare Environment Inspectorate report

The Golden Jubilee National Hospital is home to regional and national heart and lung services and a major elective centre for orthopaedics, ophthalmology, diagnostic imaging and other key specialties.


As a national resource for NHSScotland, we pride ourselves on delivering a high quality service for the people of Scotland. Using this approach, we welcome the report on our recent unannounced inspection by the Healthcare Environment Inspectorate (HEI).


With a strong track record of preventing and controlling infection within the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, we are pleased that the majority of areas inspected were clean and well maintained. We did, however, have one requirement in relation to equipment in one of our areas and this was immediately rectified.


We are also pleased that the inspectors highlighted our comprehensive education system on healthcare associated infections and our effective surveillance system. They also referenced the variety of ways we encourage staff and visitors to use alcohol based hand rub or wash their hands.


As patients are always our top priority, we noted that the comments patients made to the inspectors included:

  •  “my room and ward kept to high standards”; and
  •  “very clean, very pleasant”.

Anne Marie Cavanagh, Nurse Director, commented: “The Golden Jubilee is committed to continuous improvement and providing care in new and innovative ways. Therefore, we welcome the findings of the report.


“The positive feedback is evidence of the hard work and commitment from every member of staff across our hospital and their willingness to ensure our patients receive the highest standard of care possible.”

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