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Woodend Hospital making cleaning improvements after report

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Image caption NHS Grampian said the issues raised were being dealt with

Aberdeen's Woodend Hospital has been told to make immediate improvements after inspectors raised concerns.

The visit by the Healthcare Environment Inspectorate uncovered stained commodes, mouldy showers and dusty wardrobes.

The inspectorate has made four requirements and two recommendations and has issued an action plan to NHS Grampian.

The health authority said all the issues were now in hand.

NHS Grampian medical director Dr Roelf Dijkhuizen said: "We are very pleased the inspection team found that our patients are well cared for and that they and their relatives are happy with the care they receive.

"We recognise that Woodend Hospital is an old building that presents challenges to maintain, but our staff do an excellent job to ensure that it is still a safe environment for patient care, as demonstrated by our excellent infection prevention achievements."

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