Publication date: 20 Apr, 2022
Suzanne McGuinness, executive director for social work, Mental Welfare Commission, said:
"We undertake over 100 local visits to people being treated on wards or in units across Scotland 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.
“One theme that recurs in a number of the reports published today is a lack of activity for patients on wards. People told us of being bored, with nothing to do. We understand the challenges for services at the moment, but a crucial part of a person’s mental health recovery is having regular access to meaningful, structured activity.
“I hope local services and health boards find these reports useful, and ask that they act on our recommendations.”