Mental Welfare Commission

Mental Welfare Commission

An independent organisation in Scotland working to safeguard the rights and welfare of those with a learning disability or other mental disorder. It is comprised of people who understand and may have experienced a mental health or learning disability and have worked in healthcare, social work or the law. The MWC believes that everyone with a learning disability or mental disorder should be treated with dignity and respect, has the right to treatment that meets professional standards, has the right to live free from abuse, neglect or discrimination, receive the care and treatment that best suits his or her needs, and be helped to lead as fulfilling a life as possible. The MWC’s visiting, monitoring and casework are organised in teams consisting of health and social care professionals, administrative support and Commissioners, which are supported by a corporate services team that address finances, human resources, and information systems.
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In June, the Huntly ward at the hospital was criticised by watchdog the Mental Welfare Commission (MWC) for Scotland after a visit.
The Huntly ward at Royal Cornhill Hospital has been given three months to make changes by watchdog the Mental Welfare Commission (MWC) for Scotland.
A Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland visit to the Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit at Glasgow's Gartnavel Royal Hospital in April found the two patients.
A report from Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland described an "odour of urine in several rooms", before adding: "The ward offers communal areas for patients.
Wishaw University Hospital's intensive psychiatric care unit has secured a good report from the Mental Welfare Commission.
He pointed to a recent report from the Mental Welfare Commission which noted that there 103 admissions to nonspecialist mental health wards, involving 90 young people under the age of 18 - an increase from 71 admissions involving 66 young people the previous year.
Inspectors paid an unannounced visit to the mental health ward at University Hospital Monklands as part of the most recent round of reports by the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland.
In November representatives of the Mental Welfare Commission, following up on a visit to Ward I IPCU (Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit) 12 months earlier, found recommendations the psychology and OT services be reviewed had not been fully met - with psychology provision having deteriorated.
The Mental Welfare Commission visited this service in September 2016 and already it was possible to see the positive influence of the work.
The Mental Welfare Commission guidelines also allow dangerously underweight children to be force-fed against the wishes of their parents.
The Huntly ward at The Royal Cornhill Hospital was criticised by watchdog the Mental Welfare Commission (MWC) for Scotland after a recent visit.