SCOTLAND’S social care watchdog, the Care Inspectorate, has served a formal improvement notice on an East Lothian care home, after serious concerns were raised about the quality of care being provided.

 The notice lists twelve areas of concern that the service, Tyneholm Stables care home in Pencaitland, must take action to improve on. 

A spokesman for the Care Inspectorate said: “An unannounced inspection of this service raised serious concerns. 

“The twelve areas of concern were care planning; nutrition; fluid intake; medication management; skin care; health and safety; infection control; the environment; equipment; staffing; quality assurance; and training.

"Everyone in Scotland has the right to safe, compassionate care which meets their needs and respects their rights.

“Where we have concerns we do not hesitate to take action.

“Our first priority is always the safety and well-being of residents and this improvement notice sets out what we expect the service to do to ensure that the care provided to residents improves.

“We will be inspecting this service again soon to ensure that progress is being made.

“Anyone with concerns can contact our helpline on 0345 600 9527.”


 Notes to Editors

The improvement notice can be viewed here  

The latest inspection report on the service can be viewed here