The regional secure care clinic based at Murray Royal Hospital in Perth has been praised following a visit by the Mental Welfare Commission.
Rohallion Clinic opened in 2012 and provides both medium and low secure care beds across six admission and rehabilitation wards. The regional medium secure service provides care for patients from Tayside, Grampian, Highland, Orkney and Shetland Health Boards. The low secure wards provide services for patients from Tayside.
The Mental Welfare Commission (MWC) published their positive report following a visit to the clinic in July where they spoke to members of staff and patients.
Commission visitors heard positive comments from patients about the treatment and support they were receiving from staff in Rohallion, including feeling able to participate fully in meetings and discussions about their care.
The report stated that care plans and multidisciplinary team meetings are person-centred, detailed and well-structured and good attention is paid to risk assessment and physical health care issues. It was also noted that patients have good access to advocacy support with a patient group established to raise issues on a collective basis.
Patients have access to a range of recreational and therapeutic activities within the unit and one low secure ward has become fully self-catering with patients planning the week’s meals, taking turns to cook for everyone and growing and using their own vegetables.
Regional Service Manager for Secure Care Barbara Wilson said, “We are delighted to have received such a positive report following the Mental Welfare Commission’s visit to Rohallion.
“This report is a true reflection of the high standards of care delivered by our team and highlights the commitment from our staff in working in partnership with our patients to ensure they receive the best possible care and treatment to support their ongoing recovery.
“Staff welcome the annual visit from the Mental Welfare Commission as a key component of our Continuous Quality Improvement Programme. These types of reports help us strive to be even better.
“I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all our staff for their hard work, dedication and drive to provide the level of care described by this report. I would also like to thank our patients for their positive feedback and continued support.”