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Commission publishes twelve new local visit reports

21 June 2017

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

These include visits to hospital wards and units.

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

The Priory Hospital, Glasgow (unannounced)

Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Greenock (announced)

Ailsa Hospital, Croy Ward, Ayr (announced)

Ailsa Hospital, Dunure Ward, Ayr (announced)

Ailsa Hospital, Lochranza Ward, Ayr (announced)

St John's Hospital, IPCU, Livingston (announced)

St John's Hospital, Ward 3, Livingston (announced)

Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Hermitage Ward, Edinburgh (unannounced)

Stratheden Hospital, Lindores and Dunino Wards, Fife (announced)

Strathmartine Centre, Craigowl Centre and Flat 2/3, Dundee (announced and unannounced)

Royal Cornhill Hospital, Davan Ward, Aberdeeen (announced)

Western Isles Hospital, Clisham Ward, Isle of Lewis  (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

Mary Mowat 0131 313 8786