Care home’s licence suspended following inspection concerns


A care home in Midlothian will have its licence suspended after concerns were raised during an inspection.

The action is being taken against Thornlea Nursing Home in Edinburgh, which provides care for up to 33 older people, after an inspection raised “serious and significant concerns”.

A spokesperson for the Care Inspectorate said: “At the sheriff court in Edinburgh today, an order was made to suspend the registration of Thornlea Nursing Home in Loanhead, Midlothian, to take effect from 18 January 2021. This order was made with the agreement of both parties.

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“The Care Inspectorate is working closely with partners at Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership and the Scottish Government to ensure people living at Thornlea Nursing Home experience safe care.

“We have taken this legal action is to ensure people experience safe care following serious concerns raised during an inspection. The suspension of the provider’s registration will allow for transition to alternative care arrangements for residents.

“We continue to monitor the service closely. An inspection report will be published in due course.”

Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) confirmed it has been working closely with the Care Inspectorate regarding the current situation at the home.

Morag Barrow, the Director of Health and Social Care for Midlothian HSCP, said: “The HSCP has taken immediate action. We are working closely with NHS Lothian and the Care Inspectorate. Our aim is to make sure standards of care are being met by this private provider and that all appropriate measures are being taken to support residents and families.”

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