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Commission publishes new local visit reports - 17 April 2019

17 April 2019

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

The reports highlight positive and negative findings from the Commission's visits, nine 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:

Birdston South, Glasgow (unannounced)

IPCU Ward, Carseview Centre, Dundee (announced)

Lammerlaw Ward, Hermandflat Hospital, Haddington (unannounced)

Wards 4A, 4B, 3A & IPCU, Leverndale Hospital, Glasgow (announced)

Ettrick and Nithsdale Wards, Midpark Hospital, Dumfries (announced)

Moredun Ward, Murray Royal Hospital, Perth (unannounced)

Strathbeg Ward, Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen (unannounced)

Blackford Ward, IPCU, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh (unannounced)

Merchiston Ward, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh (unannounced)

Ward 1, IPCU, St John's Hospital, Livingston (unannounced)

Hollyview Ward, IPCU, Stratheden Hospital, Cupar (announced)

Fruin and Katrine Wards, Vale of Leven Hospital, Alexandria (unannounced)

Ravenscraig Ward, Whyteman's Brae Hospital, Kirkcaldy (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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