Police probe follows Barchester resident death

A police investigation has been launched following the death of a 75-year-old resident of a Barchester Healthcare home.

The probe has been launched into concerns relating to the care of the man at Canmore Lodge in Dunfermline.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police in Fife are currently investigating concerns relating to the care of a 75-year-old resident of a care home in Dunfermline, which were reported on 11 August.

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“The man sadly passed away in Victoria Hospital on 25 August and enquiries into the full circumstances are continuing. A report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

Canmore Lodge is a purpose-built care home providing nursing, dementia and respite care for up to 68 people.

Relatives described care at the home as “first class” in its most recent inspection by the Care Inspectorate in February.

A spokesperson for the home commented: “The team offer their deepest condolences to the family of our resident. The safety and wellbeing of our residents is our utmost priority and we are working with the relevant authorities to assist in their investigation. We respect the privacy of our residents in all matters and can therefore make no further comment.”

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