A CARE home for older people in South Lanarkshire has been warned it must make significant improvements after it was served with a formal improvement notice by Scotland’s social care regulator.

Seven areas of concern were listed by inspectors from the Care Inspectorate following an inspection at Acorn Park Care Home in East Kilbride.

The service must now demonstrate “significant improvement,” or face the cancellation of its registration.

A spokesman for the Care Inspectorate said: “Our inspection raised seven areas of significant concern.

“These were around the administration of medicine; nutrition and hydration; personal plans for service users; infection control; environmental safety; recruitment and fitness of employees; and staffing.

“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 is available here: 

http://cinsp.in/1qqIBOC