Priory Hospital Glasgow praised by regulator for care quality
The Priory Hospital Glasgow has been commended for the high quality of its care by Healthcare Improvement Scotland. It has been rated as ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’ in all the essential standards inspected following a recent visit by the regulator. The hospital has nearly 20 years experience of caring for patients with a wide range of mental health issues, including addictions, stress, depression, anxiety and eating disorders.
Healthcare Improvement Scotland was established in April 2011. Part of its role is to undertake inspections of independent healthcare services across Scotland. Its inspectors check that independent healthcare services are complying with necessary standards and regulations.
Based on the findings of the inspection, the Priory Hospital Glasgow has been awarded the following grades:
- Quality Theme 0 – Quality of information: 6 – Excellent
- Quality Theme 1 – Quality of care and support: 5 – Very good
- Quality Theme 2 – Quality of environment: 5 – Very good
- Quality Theme 3 – Quality of staffing: 6 – Excellent
- Quality Theme 4 – Quality of management and leadership: 5 – Very good
Highest quality care
Graeme Weymes, hospital director at the Priory Hospital Glasgow, said: “At Priory, giving our patients the highest quality care is at the heart of everything we do. It means a huge amount to have the very high standards of our staff endorsed by Healthcare Improvement Scotland. It is testament to the hard work and expertise of the whole team and I am extremely proud of what they have achieved.
Speaking of the report, Susan Brimelow, Chief Inspector of Healthcare Improvement Scotland, said: “This was a positive inspection which has identified many areas where The Priory Hospital Glasgow is performing well.
We found a number of robust policies and procedures in place within the hospital, and observed supportive and respectful interactions between staff and patients. Patients told us they felt respected by staff and that they always made time for them. Throughout the hospital the standard of cleanliness was very high, and we saw evidence of improvements being made as a result of patient feedback.
The full inspection report is available to view at: http://www.healthcareimprovementscotland.org/home.aspx