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A private nursery was closed by inspectors due to 14 "serious concerns" about medication, provision and the feeding of children, a report has revealed. The Scottish Government ordered an immediate inspection of The Hamilton School in Aberdeen earlier this month after complaints from parents and staff about the nursery prompted…
An East Lothian care home has been told to make urgent changes after "serious concerns" were raised at an inspection. The Care Inspectorate has served a formal "improvement notice" on Tyneholm Stables Care Home in Pencaitland after an unannounced inspection. The notice lists 12 areas of concern the home must…
A hospital which looks after people with mental health problems has failed to meet expected levels of care and forced to send its patients elsewhere. Watchdog the Care Quality Commission has issued two formal warnings to the Regency Hospital in the Wirral, Merseyside, after an inspection found it was failing…
People with experience of care are being encouraged to help Scotland’s social care watchdog, the Care Inspectorate, carry out its work. The Care Inspectorate inspects and regulates more than 14,000 care homes, nurseries and other vital care services across the country. And it is looking for people who have first-hand…
An Aberdeen private school and nursery has asked for more time to comply with a call for improvement made by inspectors. The Care Inspectorate issued an improvement notice to the Hamilton School Nursery following an inspection in conjunction with Education Scotland.The nursery was told to take steps to safeguard the…
A new report from the Care Inspectorate found that Dumfries and Galloway Council continues to provide a very good service to foster carers and children living in foster care. Inspectors said that children are benefitting from good quality care from carers who are skilled to meet their needs. Communication and…
The Care Inspectorate has announced a drive to better inform people about poorly performing care services, and highlight those which demonstrate leading-edge practice. The body, which inspects and regulates some 14,000 nurseries, care homes and other vital care services, says those that fall below adequate standards and don’t improve sufficiently…
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has said Newport council has taken bold and innovative decisions over children’s social services but says performance in the department is mixed. The CSSIW said the authority provides reasonable care and support for adults, but says senior managers are questioning the value…
An inspection at Northern Ireland's biggest hospital emergency department has found evidence of a dysfunctional system plagued by shortages of medics and allegations of staff bullying, the Health Minister has revealed. Edwin Poots outlined the initial findings of a review of care in A&E at Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital. The…
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has published its findings today on its inspection of Children's Social Services in Neath Port Talbot (NPT) County Borough Council. Imelda Richardson, Chief Inspector of CSSIW said: "It is evident that the local authority is making some progress in implementing the strategic…
A mental health hospital in Surrey has been warned to make immediate improvements after ‘serious failings’ were discovered. Last week, it was revealed the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and social care in England, warned Alpha Hospitals Limited it needs to make changes at its Alpha…
Four separate complaints against a private school in Aberdeen have been upheld by the Care Inspectorate after investigations in December. THe complaints involved communication between staff and the families & carers of children and also staff recruitment procedures. Hamilton School owner Kathlyn Taylor said in a statement: "We always adhere…