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NHS Grampian 'making progress' after critical reports

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Image caption There have been accident and emergency staffing concerns

NHS Grampian has made "good progress" in the wake of critical reports, the health board has said.

Recommendations were made in reviews last year looking at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, the care of older people and concerns over general surgery.

NHS Grampian said some action would take time to complete.

However, a statement said: "Good progress has already been made in achieving some objectives."

NHS Grampian is also looking to recruit between 30 and 40 nurses in the new financial year.

'Right direction'

Health Secretary Shona Robison said: "There is no doubt that NHS Grampian have been through a particularly tough and challenging time, and in December Healthcare Improvement Scotland identified a series of recommendations for the board to take forward.

"I'm pleased to see that in a relatively short space of time real progress has been achieved in addressing these recommendations and the board's update shows that they are heading in the right direction."

Additional funding of £49.1m in 2015-16 was announced last week.

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