The Commission found that overall care and treatment was good, and patients generally had positive relationships with staff, but half of the 54 patients across the four wards no longer needed hospital treatment, and their discharge was delayed.
The announced reports are for:
- Arrol Park, Houses 4, 5 and 6, Ayrshire and Arran
- Blythswood House, Greater Glasgow and Clyde
- Gartnavel Hospital, Claythorn House, Greater Glasgow and Clyde
- Carseview Centre, The Learning Disability Assessment Unit, Tayside
Alison Thomson, Executive Director (Nursing), Mental Welfare Commission, said: “Two years ago we published a national report on people with learning disabilities in hospital. At that time, we found that a third of patients in learning disability units had been identified as ready to leave hospital, but were awaiting a suitable move.
“We called the situation unacceptable, and made specific recommendations to address this issue, so it is particularly disappointing to find continued high levels of delayed discharge in the four units we visited this year.