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Nursing home to improve or face closure

Posted in: Medical Negligence 

Following a recent inspection, an elderly care home in South Lanarkshire has been told to improve care standards immediately, or face closure. The Care Inspectorate raised “serious concerns” about the care of the elderly residents at Miltongrange Nursing Home in Carluke, issuing the home with the ultimatum of immediate improvement or having its registration cancelled.

The key areas highlighted by the Inspectorate were the residents’ nutrition and skin care. On top of this, it was found that staff were lacking key skills and required extensive training, with management and leadership also highlighted as poor. The Care Inspectorate also made worrying findings surrounding the care home’s infection control procedures, a vital area to be addressed.

Everyone has the right to safe care

The improvement notice demanded that the care home addressed seven key areas of concern in order to remain open. A spokesman for the Care Inspectorate said:

“Everyone in Scotland has the right to safe, compassionate care which meets their needs and respects their rights. Where we have concerns, we do not hesitate to take action.”

The Care Inspectorate said that the service is due to be inspected again soon. The inspection will ensure that improvements are being made and that the key areas are being addressed. The Care Home has agreed that the standards are not high enough.

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