The Scottish Care Inspectorate has announced it is seeking to cancel the registration of a care home with 56 COVID-19 cases.
The regulator said it was taking the action at Home Farm Care Home in Skye following an inspection that identified “serious and significant concerns” about the quality of care experienced at the home where 56 staff and residents have tested COVID-19 positive, including seven people who have sadly died.
A Care Inspectorate spokesperson said: “We have submitted an application to the sheriff court seeking cancellation of the care home’s registration.
“This could mean new care arrangements will be put in place for residents at Home Farm care home.
“We are working closely with partners including NHS Highland to ensure that residents experience appropriate care during this difficult time.”
An HC-One spokesperson said: “We have accepted the shortcomings at Home Farm and apologise to our residents, their families, and the local community. We are fully committed to making significant improvements at the home and determined to put things right.
“We are disappointed that the Care Inspectorate is taking the steps that it is, but we will continue to work in partnership with NHS Highland at the home to implement a robust action plan, with an unwavering focus on delivering the best possible care for residents.”
The move by the regulator comes after two care homes were temporarily closed this week due to the impact of the coronavirus. In addition, the Department of Health and Social Care has removed the remaining residents from a care home in the Isle of Man following 17 COVID-19 related deaths.