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Care Inspectorate seeks cancellation of care home’s registration

Nightingale House

An application has been submitted for the cancellation of a Scottish care home’s registration after an inspection identified “serious and significant” concerns about its quality of care.

The Care Inspectorate said Nightingale House Care Home in Auchinleck in East Ayrshire had failed to address issues highlighted by an Improvement Notice on 2 June.

Nightingale House is registered to care for 29 older people, who may have dementia, including four respite places. At the time of its last inspection completed on 16 June, there were 23 people living at the home.

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The care home was rated Weak for its care and support of people during the COVID-19 pandemic following a previous inspection on 28 May.

A spokesperson for the Care Inspectorate said: “An inspection has identified serious and significant concerns about the quality of care experienced by residents at Nightingale House Care Home in Auchinleck.

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

“However, our first priority is always the health and wellbeing of residents.”

The Inspectorate said it was working closely with East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership and the Scottish Government to “ensure that residents experience appropriate care that meets their needs during this difficult time”.

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