Highlands and Islands SNP MSP Rob Gibson has welcomed recent figures which show that staff at Caithness General Hospital dealing well with efforts to reduce the risk of infection among patients, visitors.
Mr Gibson's comments come following the publication of the Healthcare Environment Inspectorate report, which stated that the overall standard of cleanliness was high, the infection control nurse was well-informed and that communication with staff was good.
Praising the efforts of staff Mr Gibson said...
"I am glad that Caithness General Hospital is measuring up to the ongoing improvements to infection control. It is testament to the good practices of the staff at the hospital that the rates are coming down and I look forward to improving results"
Talking about recent report regarding health services in Caithness Mr Gibson said…
"I have wider concerns about the facilities for patients needing respite in Caithness in the CGH and I hope to have positive responses from the NHCHP to show they care and are ready to meet the demands of Caithness residents for a full service for all ages in CGH and The Dunbar in Thurso."
"As for private dental practice issues, I hope that the Murray family can ensure their clients at Smile Solutions have a continuing service not an end to the service provided by their predecessor and initially by the Murray's themselves."
"The Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon is well informed, unfortunately the conduct of private businesses in dentistry add further complications to the service to clients that is under threat."