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Commission publishes new local visit reports - 20 July 2022

Publication date: 20 Jul, 2022

The Mental Welfare Commission today publishes six new reports on NHS hospital wards in Scotland.

Every year the Mental Welfare Commission visits around 100 wards and units for people with mental ill health, learning disability, dementia or related conditions in Scotland, talking to patients, relatives and staff, and examining records. A report is published after each visit.

Today’s reports cover six of those visits, highlighting positive findings, aspects of care and treatment where we think the service could do better and making recommendations for change where necessary.

Claire Lamza, executive director (nursing), Mental Welfare Commission, said:

“There is much to commend in these reports, with more activities being available on and off wards for patients, and clear staff commitment, despite continued pressure on wards. 

“We have however also made some recommendations for improvement, including ensuring that staff training is updated to support staff in their roles, and ensuring that there are accurate records of care and treatment to both support those receiving care and treatment and those delivering it.”

The reports are for:

The Commission expects a response to each of its recommendations within three months of the reports being published.