Glasgow & West Scotland

Care Inspectorate warns 'failing' care home in Glasgow

An elderly care home has been told to make urgent improvements or face having its registration cancelled.

The Care Inspectorate made 24 requirements for change at Sherbrooke Lodge, Pollokshields, Glasgow, following a visit in August 2013.

It issued the warning after another visit in February found that only two of the requirements had been met.

Inspectors graded the care home "unsatisfactory" or "weak" in all areas - the lowest two grades they can award.

Dr Robert Peat, director of inspection at the Care Inspectorate, said: "We identified serious concerns about this care home last year but the required improvements have not been made.

'Health compromised'

"We identified a lack of urgency in the approach of the management team, with key areas not prioritised.

"Residents' health and wellbeing were compromised as a result. We could not find evidence that there was adequate management and monitoring of the home."

Dr peat said that "this was particularly concerning given the outcomes of the last inspection".

"We have therefore taken urgent action to support the home to improve and our inspectors are in the home this week," he said.

"We are working closely with the local authority and health colleagues to support improvement but will not hesitate to take further action if improvement is not made and sustained quickly.

"Most care homes in Scotland perform well, but every person is entitled to high-quality, safe, compassionate care."

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