HIGHLAND HEALTH COUNCIL VISIT TO
Queen Elizabeth Assessment
and Rehabilitation Unit
recommendations in the report following the Highland Health Council
visit to the Queen Elizabeth Assessment and Rehabilitation Unit were
discussed and an update on the follow up actions was given as
Still to be discussed with Highland
More disabled car spaces are now
Food trays are now being monitored by
staff when collected and on return to kitchen. Patients are now
weighed on admission and nutrition screening has been initiated.
Being looked at under the Catering
Patients are given choice of where to
eat their meals and most prefer to eat in their rooms.
Audit of call system to be completed.
Sister Robertson has obtained samples
of cloth badges which she will have sewn onto her uniform and test
for washing etc.
Named nurse concept is being actively
New signs are in place and additional
directional signs have been requested. The cost of new security
keypads for the doors has been established and will be considered.
Pooled clothing is only used in
emergency and nursing staff have suggested that patients would not
wish to retain the pooled clothing. Also pool of clothing is not
sufficient for this purpose.
Not all of the bathrooms have
sufficient surface areas beside toilet to install more toilet roll
holders and nursing staff feel it may inhibit access to assist
Men are being more actively encouraged
to join in the activity sessions.
Agreed that lack of funding has
resulted in patients being inappropriately placed in the unit.