Care home’s registration cancelled over ‘significant concerns’

Ashwood House

A Stirling care home has had its registration cancelled due to “significant concerns” over residents’ wellbeing.

The Care Inspectorate said Mauricare’s Ashwood House in Callander had made “minimal progress” since its previous inspection.

A spokesperson for the regulator said: “The Care Inspectorate visited Ashwood House care home in Callander on 30 July to check on progress made after an earlier inspection raised concerns about the quality of care experienced by residents.

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“On our latest visit we found minimal progress on areas that must improve and we continue to have significant concerns about the wellbeing of residents.

“Our first priority is always the health, safety and wellbeing of residents and because of our continued concerns we have decided to cancel the service’s registration under Section 64(1) of the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act, 2010.

“We understand this is a difficult and distressing time for residents, their loved ones and staff at the home.

“We are working closely with partners including the local health and social care partnership to ensure that residents experience appropriate care.”

Mauricare told the BBC it was taking legal advice over the regulator’s action and the welfare of its residents continued to be its top priority.

The care provider added: “We recognise the findings, (and) our staff and management continue to work very hard to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents.”


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  1. The situation is unfortunately sad however, if the Home had the ability to hire a suitable number of quality staff, it may not be in this situation & could in fact reverse it.

    I would lay the blame of this failure directly at the feet of our Home Secretary who has blatantly excluded Social Care recruitment from the open market and not the Home, it’s management or it’s staff.

    When will this Government wake up and realise that this sector is vastly under resourced with qualified, able and willing social care staff!

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