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Commission publishes 10 new local visit reports - 20 June 2018

20 June 2018

The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland today published 10 new reports on its visits to NHS hospital wards and units.

The reports highlight positive and negative findings from the Commission's visits. 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.

They include visits to services providing assessment and treatment for older people, including those with dementia:

Dumbarton Joint Hospital, Glenarn Ward, Dumbarton (announced)

Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Iona Ward, Glasgow (unannounced)

Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Ward 4 A & B Larkfield Unit, Greenock (announced)

Stobhill Hospital, Isla and Jura wards, Glasgow (announced)

Whitehills Health and Community Care Centre, The Prosen Unit, Forfar (announced)

The reports include visits to intensive psychiatric care units (IPCU). An IPCU provides intensive treatment and interventions to patients who present an increased level of clinical risk and require an increased level of observation. The Commission visited:

Forth Valley Royal Hospital, IPCU (Ward 1), Larbert (announced)

Stobhill Hospital, Portree Ward (IPCU), Glasgow (unannounced)

St John's Hospital, IPCU, Livingston (announced)

The reports also include visits to:

HMP Kilmarnock, Ayrshire (announced)

Woodland View, Ward 7C, Irvine (unannounced), a rehabilitation ward caring for men and women from the age of 18 to 65 years old.

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

0131 313 8777

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