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Commission publishes new local visit reports - 17 October

17 October 2018

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

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:

HMP Grampian, Peterhead (announced)

The Blair Unit, Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen (announced)

South Ward, Dykebar Hospital, Paisley (announced)

Brandon and Clyde Wards, Udston Hospital, Hamilton (announced)

McNair Ward, Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Glasgow (announced)

Gigha Forensic Rehabilitation and Iona Low Secure Wards, Beckford Lodge, Hamilton (unannounced)

Wards 19 and 20, University Hospital Hairmyres, Glasgow (announced)

Rohallion Secure Care Centre, Murray Royal Hospital, Perth (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

mwc.communications@mwscot.org.uk

0131 313 8777

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