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Commission publishes new local visit reports

21 December 2017

The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland today published fourteen new local visit reports.

These include visits to NHS hospital wards and units, an eating disorders unit and a prison.

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

Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Langhill Clinic, IPCU & Acute Assessment Unit, Greenock (unannounced)

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

Lomond Ward, Stratheden Hospital, Cupar (unannounced)

Cornton Vale Prison, Stirling (announced)

South Ward, Dykebar Hospital, Paisley (announced)

McNair Ward, Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Glasgow (announced)

islay Centre, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh (announced)

Rossbank Ward, Midlothian Community Hospital, Bonnyrigg (announced)

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

Ruthven, Morar & Maree Wards, New Craigs Hospital, Inverness (announced)

Willows Ward, New Craigs Hospital, Inverness (announced)

Brodie, Corgarff, Drum & Crathes Wards, Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen (announced) 

The Regional Eating Disorders Unit (REDU), St John's Hospital, Livingston (announced)

Fruin & Katrine Ward, Vale of Leven Hospital, Alexandria (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