NHS Lothian's high quality services endorsed by experts

Standards are extremely high in Liberton Hospital Catering Services, Edinburgh, St John's Laundry in Livingston, Transport and Portering Service and Catering Services at Astley Ainslie Hospital in Edinburgh, the ISO9001:2000 National Quality Audit found.

The audit was the first since NHS Lothian introduced new ways of working as a single system which have delivered benefits for patients.

John Jack, Director of Facilities, NHS Lothian, said:

"We know our staff are hard working and committed to providing a good service and it is great when outside experts come in and provide independent confirmation of the high standards in place in these important areas. Obtaining this continuing registration is a demanding process and all staff involved should be proud of their achievements, particularly as this shows that no-one has taken their eye off the ball as we have moved to a new, more efficient single system."