Vale of Leven hospital staff have been singled out for praise.

At a NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Board meeting last week, Professor John Brown, chairman, praised hospital workers.

He highlighted the commitment of Vale of Leven staff in ensuring consistently high levels of cleanliness throughout the hospital as well as low infection rates.

Professor Brown said: “The Vale of Leven Hospital plays a very important role in delivering excellent healthcare across West Dunbartonshire and it’s clear that staff take real pride in working there.

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“As a board, we value our staff and I want to commend them, and the management team, for their commitment to treating our patients in a clean and welcoming environment.

“We are always looking for ways to develop and improve every aspect of our work and the teamwork we consistently see at the Vale is a perfect example of good practice.

“I hear a lot of praise for our team at the Vale from patients and visitors which shows that their hard work and dedication is very much recognised and appreciated.”

Over the last 12 months, hand hygiene compliance rates have been either 100 per cent or 99 per cent with only two months coming in at 98 per cent.

Compliance for cleaning rates were all recorded as being above 97 per cent consistently for the 12 months.

Estates monitoring was also held up as an example of good practice with compliance rates above 99 per cent for 10 months with another two months at 98.5 per cent and 98.7 per cent respectively.

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