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Renal unit criticised in healthcare report

Wed, 28 Sep 2016

The latest report into the Island's healthcare service has described facilities in the renal unit at Noble's hospital as not fit for purpose.

The West Midlands Quality Review Service has published its sixth report into an ongoing review into healthcare on the Island.

Eight immediate risks were highlighted following inspections at several facilities in April, including the renal, stroke and imaging services and the Mental Health Service.

It was found that a clinic room in the renal unit was simply an office with a couch, offering little privacy to patients and making cleaning difficult.

An inspection of the inpatient areas at the Mental Health Service found that there were several potential ligature points and the building was too cold.

Concerns were also raised over delays to treatment for suspected stroke patients, the waiting list for routine ultrasounds and staff attack alarms not being tested regularly.

The Department of Health and Social Care says all immediate risks have been dealt with following the inspections.

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