Flagship hospital unfit for surgery, says report

By Sue Restan

Published: 24/06/2013

Operations at NHS Highland’s flagship hospital are being carried out in 25-year-old theatres that fail to meet current fire and infection control standards, it has been revealed.

A Highland politician yesterday said the conditions described at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness were “unacceptable to patients” and improvements were “long overdue”.

And a patient representative said the health board should not use the theatres because of the risk to patients.

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