A BORDERS care home has been told it must improve the quality of care provided to residents after an unannounced inspection by the Care Inspectorate. 

 The watchdog said it remains concerned about the health and wellbeing of residents at Galashiels Nursing Home.

The Care Inspectorate has informed the service of five areas for immediate improvement following an unannounced inspection carried out in January.

A spokesman for the Care Inspectorate said: “A previous inspection of this service in September last year identified serious concerns. 

“Despite seeing areas of improvement we remain concerned about the health and well-being of residents following this most recent inspection.

“Everyone in Scotland has the right to good quality, compassionate care which meets their needs and respects their rights.

"We are working closely with this service to ensure it improves the quality of care being provided. 

“We will be monitoring it closely and will not hesitate to take further action if required.”

The five requirements for action made by inspectors include are in response to concerns over nutrition; health, welfare and safety of service users; personal plans which must accurately set out how service users' health, welfare and safety needs are to be met; medication; staffing. 

Notes to Editors

The full inspection report is published here: http://cinsp.in/1cxQU6U 

Anyone can report a concern to the Care Inspectorate by calling our helpline on 0345 600 9527.