SCOTLAND’S social care regulator has served a formal improvement notice on a South Lanarkshire care home.

It comes after serious concerns were raised about the quality of care provided at Miltongrange Nursing Home in Carluke.

The improvement notice lists seven areas of concern which must be improved upon quickly.

A spokesman for the Care Inspectorate said: “We were concerned about the way in which the needs of residents were being met, including concerns about skin care and nutrition.

“We were also concerned by poor infection control procedures; staff training; staff skills and competencies; notification reporting; and the quality of management and leadership.

"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: