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Commission publishes new local visit reports - 19 June 2019

19 June 2019

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

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

Dykebar Hospital North and East Wards (unannounced)

East Brig (announced)

Kirklands Hospital, Kylepark Cottage (announced)

New Craigs Hospital, Willows Ward (announced)

Royal Alexandra Hospital, Ward 37 (unannounced)

Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Hermitage Ward (announced)

Stobhill Hospital, Jura Ward (announced)

Western Isles Hospital, Adult Psychiatric Unit (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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