According to BBC Scotland, an investigation into standards of care at the Eastleigh Nursing Home in Aberdeen has been launched by Grampian Police. The Care Commission are also said to have been notified.
The specific details of potential problems at the Peterculter home have not yet been revealed, leaving the case shrouded in mystery. However, the home’s owners Southern Cross Healthcare have confirmed that two members of care staff have been suspended and that new admissions to the facility have been temporarily halted whilst the investigation takes place.
Andrew Williamson, who is the area manager for Southern Cross, said:
“We have identified areas within the care quality at Eastleigh Care Centre that need to be addressed and, as a result, have ceased admissions while we investigate and implement suitable improvement measures.
As is standard practice with all cases relating to care quality, we are working closely with the Care Commission and local authorities during the required investigations.”
It is not yet known what has occurred at the home, whether it is a lapse in care training standards for staff, issues with the premises itself or a more serious, one-off incident.