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Three care home workers suspended over bullying allegations

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Three staff members have been suspended at a Skye care home during an investigation into bullying allegations, according to a local report.

The suspensions were handed out to three male staff members in their 50s at Home Farm care home in the Isle of Skye. The home was run by HC-One until it was taken over by NHS Highland in September last year following a major COVID-19 outbreak. The Press & Journal reported the suspensions were related to the period before NHS Highland took over the home.

An NHS Highland spokesperson said: “NHS Highland takes all allegations of bullying extremely seriously and will always investigate any claims of bullying and harassment. NHS Highland cannot comment on individual members of staff and processes that may or may not be underway.

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“However, we can confirm that residents are safe and we are ensuring all proper procedures to maintain safety are followed. It is important to highlight that if and when NHS Highland staff are suspended it is to allow a proper investigation of allegations to take place, in a safe and efficient manner. It is not a sanction or an outcome.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said three men had been arrested in relation to the investigation and released without charge. Enquiries have now concluded and no criminality has been established.

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