Care Inspectorate seeks registration cancellation following care home inspection


Scotland’s Care Inspectorate is seeking to cancel the registration of a Midlothian care home following an inspection that identified “serious and significant concerns”.

The action was launched against Thornlea Nursing Home in Loanhead, which provides nursing care to up to 33 older people.

A Care Inspectorate spokesperson said: “An inspection has identified serious and significant concerns about the quality of care experienced by residents at Thornlea Nursing Home in Loanhead, Midlothian.

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“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.

“Because of our concerns about the safety of residents we have submitted an application to the sheriff court seeking cancellation of the care home’s registration.

“This could allow new care arrangements to be put in place for residents of the home.

“We are working closely with partners, including Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership and the Scottish Government, to ensure that residents experience appropriate care during this difficult time.”

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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