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Dundee care home ordered by Care Commission to improve standards

Posted: February 22nd, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Following an inspection by the Care Commission, a neurodisability facility in Dundee has been ordered to make improvements to its standards of care.

The Linlathen Neurodisability Centre in Broughty Ferry has been under scrutiny by the Care Commission for some time now, after issues relating to staffing, care training and quality of care at the home were brought to light.

A spokesperson for the Commission commented on the home, which provides care for forty-five residents. He said:

“At our most recent inspection of the service we identified a range of issues and concerns and as a result the service was awarded grades of ‘unsatisfactory’ and ‘weak’. This is unacceptable in terms of the quality of care being provided to people.

“In recent months there have been a number of staffing and care issues at the service and these continue to cause us concern. The main issues include staffing levels and skills and also understanding the support needs of people living in the home.”

The Linlathen facility’s owners now have a total of six weeks to make the required improvements to standards at the home, or it may be forced to close. A spokesperson for Four Seasons Health Care, which owns the home, has said that it is making “noticeable improvements” in response to the Commission’s report.

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