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Commission publishes new local visit reports - 15 May 2019

15 May 2019

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

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:

Parkside North & South Wards, Cleland Hospital, Lanarkshire (announced)

Fern & Bracken Wards, Elmwood, Aberdeen (announced)

Ward 2, Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline (announced)

Ward 3, St John's Hospital, Livingstone (unannounced)

Iona & Lewis Wards, The State Hospital, Carstairs (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

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0131 313 8777

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