Scores of new nurses will start work at a struggling city hospital in the coming weeks.
Last month, the Brodie ward at Royal Cornhill was shut after a lack of nurses meant it could no longer be run safely.
The existing staff and patients were transferred across the remaining five wards in the hospital.
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This followed the temporary closure of two dementia units at the facility, which the board described as an “extremely difficult” decision.
But a report on the current situation has revealed that in an effort to solve the staffing problems there will be 21 graduate nurses starting work there before the end of the year.
There are already 14 agency nurses working at the facility to assist staff who will remain in place until the end of March.
A total of 38 dementia patients in the Loirston ward and Lochhead Day Hospital were affected.
The measures had sparked fears services would be allowed to deteriorate putting patients at risk.
The report claims that the reconfiguring of the wards would allow staff to be deployed in a more practical way.
It states: “These changes will enable us to use the current staff more effectively and maintain a safe working environment for patients and our staff. Work is now underway to find the appropriate destination within the hospital for patients impacted by the change and would wish to acknowledge the support and assistance provided by all staff during this period.”