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Forfar care home staff told to catch up on care training

Posted: April 5th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

The staff at a care home in the Angus market town of Forfar in Scotland have been told to improve their care training levels after Care Inspectorate officers found that not all were up-to-date with their mandatory training.

Inspectors also found other problems at the Benholm nursing home, which has 39 beds and is owned by Four Seasons Health Care. As well as staff needing to improve their care training, not all eligible team members were registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

In terms of management, the inspection uncovered the absence of a dedicated manager for the home. Recruitment is understood to be underway for the position, however.

Commenting on the results of the inspection, which nonetheless gave the Benholm nursing home a ‘good’ rating for the quality of care it provided, a spokesperson from Four Seasons Health Care said:

“We are pleased that the Care Inspectorate acknowledged that residents at Benholm care home receive good quality care and have positive relationships with staff.

“Unfortunately, one aspect of staffing and management fell short of the standards we expect to deliver. This relates to a delay in registration with the SSSC with one member of staff rather than the care being delivered to residents.”

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