Regulator seeks to cancel care home’s registration over ‘serious concerns’

Singleton Park

The Care Inspectorate has begun legal action to cancel the registration of a Lockerbie care home after an inspection identified “serious and significant concerns”.

Action has been taken against Singleton Park Care Home following an inspection on 20 and 21 July 2021 that identified significant concerns.

The regulator said “none of the required improvements” had been made at the service following the issuance of an Improvement Notice and it had, therefore, submitted an application to the sheriff court to cancel the provider’s registration.

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A spokesperson said: “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, safety and wellbeing of residents.”

The regulator said it was “working closely with partners including Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership (DGHSCP) and the Scottish Government to ensure that residents experience appropriate care that meets their needs during this difficult time”.

A DGHSCP spokesperson told the BBC it was providing staff to offer support to residents at the home.

Chief officer Julie White said: “This is an extremely difficult and concerning time for residents of Singleton Park and their families.

“DGHSCP will be working to ensure residents and families are kept apprised of developments, and that the wider community remains informed.”

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