Musselburgh care home ordered to make improvements amid ‘serious concerns’

The care home has been urged to make improvements.
The care home has been urged to make improvements.
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Inspectors have raised “serious concerns” about the treatment of vulnerable residents at a care home in East Lothian.

Drummohr Nursing Home in Musselburgh has been ordered by the Care Inspectorate to make urgent improvements in five areas.

These focus on quality of support, care for residents’ belongings and cleanliness.

A spokesman for the Care Inspectorate said: “The improvement notice we have issued clearly lays out the improvements we must see so that the care experienced by 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.

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

The notice orders management to ensure residents consistently receive sufficient care and support to meet personal needs.

It adds there must be clear plans which contain enough detail to guide staff on good practice around personal hygiene, the prevention of pressure ulcers and nutrition.

Owner HC One has been told to address the concerns by June 30.