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Commission publishes six new local visit reports

19 April 2017

The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland today published six new local visit reports.

These include visits to NHS hospital wards and units, and a prison.

The reports highlight positive and negative findings from the Commission's visits, one of which was unannounced. They make recommendations for change where necessary. The Commission expects a response to each of its recommendations within three months of the reports being published.

The reports are for:

New Craigs Hospital, Willows Unit, Inverness (announced)

HM Prison Greenock (announced)

Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Kelvin Ward, Glasgow (announced)

Gartnavel Royal Hospital, IPCU, Glasgow (unannounced)

Netherton Unit, Glasgow (announced)

Woodland View, Ward 8 (IPCU), Irvine (announced)

A Mental Welfare Commission spokesperson said: "We undertake over 100 local visits like these every year. By publishing our reports we hope to help share good practice where we find it, and call for change where services are lacking."

Notes to Editors

The Commission publishes local visit reports once a month on its website.

Local visit reports by health board

Mary Mowat 0131 313 8786

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