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Care home to close after no interest in takeover

Singleton Park

A Lockerbie care home is to close after no operators expressed interest in a takeover.

Singleton Park Care Home in Courance was taken over by the local authority after the registration of its previous provider was revoked following an investigation which raised “serious and significant concerns”.

Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership Chief Officer Julie White said: “Every step has been taken to find a suitable care provider to take over the running of this home.

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“This followed the Care Inspectorate’s successful legal bid for the then provider to have its registration suspended – amid concerns over the quality of care at Singleton Park Care Home.

“Throughout, the care of residents at the home has been our prime concern, and Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care acted immediately, providing direct support to the residents by committing its own staff to work alongside Singleton Park employees.

“Every step has been taken to find a suitable care provider to take over the running of this home, but unfortunately this has proven to be unsuccessful, with the consequence that the care home residents will now be transferred to alternative facilities over the coming weeks and months.”

Responsibility for the formal closure will be retained by the Chief Social Work Officer for the Local Authority, Lillian Cringles.

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