Psychiatric care for the elderly in Dundee has been given a positive review by inspectors following an unannounced visit.
The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland visited the Kingsway Care Centre in King’s Cross Road in April, and found patient care and ward environments were of a “good standard”.
Inspectors were also impressed by “an emphasis on staff training and on reflective practice and learning”.
The report made one recommendation – that a number of specific bedrooms in each ward have facilities to allow patient observation without staff having to enter bedrooms. Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership, which hosts the service, has three months to act.
Councillor Ken Lynn, chairman of the Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership Integration Joint Board, said: “I welcome the publication of the Mental Welfare Commission’s report and note the positive comments regarding the standard of care delivered by Kingsway Care Centre staff.
“I am pleased to note the many areas of good practice identified. I acknowledge the recommendation and we have already begun our actions to address this issue.”