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Commission publishes new local visit reports - 16 January 2019

16 January 2019

The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland today published 14 new reports on its visits to NHS hospital wards and units, and two independent hospitals.

The reports highlight positive and negative findings from the Commission's visits, five of which were 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:

Camus Tigh, Broxburn (announced)

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

Timbury and Cuthbertson Wards, Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Glasgow (unannounced)

Succoth Ward, Mid Argyll Community Hospital, Lochgilphead (announced)

Morar Ward, New Craigs Hospital, Inverness (announced)

Balcarres Ward, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh (announced)

Comiston Ward, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh (announced)

Craiglockhart Ward, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh (announced)

Meadows Ward, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh (unannounced)

Pentland Ward, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh (unannounced)

Lomond Ward, Stratheden Hospital, Cupar (announced)

Surehaven Hospital, Glasgow (announced)

Ward 24, University Hospital Monklands, Airdrie (unannounced)

Wallace Hospital, Dundee (unannounced)

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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