Health inspectors have asked NHS Grampian to make improvements to ensure cleanliness at the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, Scotland, UK.

The Healthcare Environment Inspectorate found cleanliness issues at the hospital, including dirty mattresses and staff not washing their hands properly.

NHS Grampian said it has submitted an action plan to the inspectorate.

Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said the report shows that the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital has adopted a number of good practices, but there are still areas where issues have been identified in the past.

“I would like to see NHS Grampian implement the recommendations to improve these as a matter of urgency,” Sturgeon said.

Last year three operating theatres at the hospital were closed due to an infestation of maggots.