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Commission publishes new local visit reports - 21 March 2018

21 March 2018

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

They include visits to the national specialist service for patients with severe treatment refractory depression and obsessive compulsive disorder, and an intensive psychiatric care unit. As well as a care home providing for people with learning disabilities.

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

Rowanbank Clinic, Elm, Sycamore, Hazel, Larch and Holly wards, Glasgow (announced)

Whyteman's Brae Hospital, Ravenscraig Ward, Fife (announced)

Queen Margaret Hospital, Ward 2, Dunfermline (announced)

Midpark Hospital, Cree and Glencairn wards, Dumfries (announced)

Wishaw General Hospital, Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit, Wishaw (announced)

Carseview Centre, Wards 1, 2, and the Mulberry Unit, Dundee (unannounced)

Royal Cornhill Hospital, Eden Ward, Aberdeen (unannounced)

Ardseileach Care Home, Stornoway (unannounced)

Tippethill House, Rosebery Wing, West Lothian (announced)

Leverndale Hospital, Wards 5, 6, Boulevard, Bute and Campsie, Glasgow (announced)

Royal Alexandra Hospital, Ward 37, Paisley (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

Mary Mowat

0131 313 8786

 

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