A CARE home in Arbroath has been given top marks in an unannounced inspection by the Care Inspectorate.

Scotland’s social care regulator gave Fairhill Nursing Home top marks of ‘excellent’ across the board after an unannounced inspection.

It is the second consecutive inspection where the service scored top grades. 

In a recently published report of the inspection, which was carried out in May, inspectors said: “Fairhill continues to provide excellent care and support based on expertise and hard work. 

“Fairhill provides an excellent example of person-centred values and care. 

“Very good communication between the providers and people using the service and their visitors, has been maintained. The process of consultation is a fundamental part of every activity and aspect of this service.

“This home continues to provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere within an excellent environment.

“Care plans contain a very high level of relevant detail. All record keeping reflects the same very high standard seen with all aspects of this service.”

A spokesman for the Care Inspectorate said: “Everyone in Scotland has the right to good quality, compassionate care which meets their needs and respects their rights.

“The vast majority of care services in Scotland perform well, and where we encounter excellent services, it is vital we share good practice so that all care services in Scotland continue to improve and reach the high standards we expect. 

"There is no room for complacency, and we will continue to work with this service to ensure high standards are maintained 

“Anyone with a concern about a service can contact our helpline on 0345 600 9527, anonymously if needed, and all information given to us helps us plan our inspections."

Notes to Editors

The full inspection report is available here: