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Thursday, 24 May 2018

Aberdeenshire care home told to make urgent improvements following inspection

Written by The Editorial Team

A care home for older people in Inverurie has been told to make urgent improvements in the care provided to vulnerable residents.

The Care Inspectorate has served a formal Improvement Notice on Garioch care home following an inspection which raised serious concerns.

The notice lists three areas which require urgent improvement including better access to toilet and bathing facilities for residents and staff training.

The Improvement Notice says management of the home must demonstrate to the Care Inspectorate that all residents “have access, whenever required, to toilet facilities which are fit for purpose and are appropriate to meet their needs.”

They must also ensure “all staff employed in the service have completed training in adult support and protection” and are “aware of how to report adult support and protection concerns and are confident in doing so.”

A spokesperson for the Care Inspectorate said: “The Improvement Notice we have issued clearly lays out the improvements we must see so that the care provided to residents improves quickly.

“We will visit this care home again soon to check on progress and if we are not satisfied that the matters raised are being addressed urgently we will not hesitate to take further action."

The improvement notice is available here: