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)
& Bracken Wards, Elmwood, Aberdeen (announced)
2, Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline (announced)
3, St John's Hospital, Livingstone (unannounced)
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
visit reports by health board
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