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Concerns raised over East Kilbride care home

Everyone in Scotland has the right to safe, compassionate care which meets their needs and respects their rights.

Everyone in Scotland has the right to safe, compassionate care which meets their needs and respects their rights." Picture: TSPL

A CARE HOME for older people has been told it must improve after the social care watchdog raised concerns, including over infection control and the administration of medicine.

Acorn Park Care Home in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, has been warned it must make a “significant improvement”.

If not, it could face having its registration as a care home cancelled.

The privately-run home was served with a formal improvement notice by the Care Inspectorate and given until next month to make changes.

Seven areas of concern were listed after an inspection, with nutrition and hydration, personal plans for service users, environmental safety, recruitment of employees and staffing all being raised as issues to improve.

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.

“Our first priority is always the safety and well-being of residents and this improvement notice sets out what we expect the service to do to ensure that the care provided to residents improves.

“We will be inspecting this service again soon to ensure that progress is being made.”

In a statement, Acorn Park Care Home said: “We are working hard with the Care Inspectorate to meet their requirements within the timescales set.”

 

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