A court hearing over a bid to revoke the licence of a care home on the Isle of Skye where 56 residents and staff have been infected with COVID-19 has been extended for three weeks.
The decision to extend legal proceedings by the Care Inspectorate to remove HC-One’s operating licence of Home Farm Care Home to June 10 was agreed by both parties, The Scotsman reported.
The Care Inspectorate has been working with HC-One Ltd, NHS Highland and the Highland Council to address issues at the home following its decision to seek to cancel the operator’s registration.
John Kirk, Managing Director, HC-One Scotland, said: “We are pleased with this decision, which recognises the progress that has been made at Home Farm. We welcome the opportunity to continue to make sustained and continued improvements across the home so we can deliver the very best for residents and colleagues at Home Farm.
“We look forward to continuing our strong and effective partnership with NHS Highland as we progress with our robust action plan and remain wholly focused on delivering the best possible care, both now and for the long term.”
A spokesperson for the Care Inspectorate said: “At the request of both parties the court has agreed to continue this matter for three weeks.
“The Care Inspectorate is working closely with partners at NHS Highland and others to ensure people living at Home Farm experience safe care.
“We are monitoring the situation in the home closely and will be visiting regularly to check on progress.”
Ten residents have sadly passed away at the home with COVID-19 symptoms.