Publication date: 28 Jun, 2018
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Alison Thomson, Executive Director (Nursing), Mental Welfare Commission, said:
The Commission is urging integrated joint boards to develop clear plans to end delayed discharges for this group of patients as a matter of urgency.
Notes to Editors
1.There are 18 hospital units for people with learning disability in Scotland, excluding forensic units, with around 200 beds in total (from the Commission's 2016 report).
2.The Mental Welfare Commission visits over 100 wards and units a year for people with mental ill health, learning disability and dementia. On the visits, the Commission talks to staff, patients and family members/carers, checking that patients are receiving appropriate care and treatment in a suitable environment.
A report is published after each visit, with recommendations for change where the Commission believes this is necessary.
See all published reports here: Local visit reports by health board
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