A care home for older people in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian has been told to make urgent improvements in the care provided to vulnerable residents.

The Care Inspectorate has served an Improvement Notice on Springfield Bank Nursing Home, following an inspection which raised serious concerns.

The notice lists six elements of care which require urgent improvement:

Inspectors were concerned that people who live in the home were not receiving sufficient care and support to meet their health and personal care needs.

The Improvement Notice requires managers to make sure the nutritional needs of residents are met and that any medication which residents may require is managed in a way that does not place residents at risk.

Action is also needed to ensure appropriate care of people with pressure ulcers, to ensure that staff have the necessary skills required to carry out their work, and to ensure that at all time sufficient numbers of staff are working in the care home.

A spokesperson for the Care Inspectorate said: "The Improvement Notice we have served clearly lays out the improvements we must see so that the care provided to residents improves quickly.

"We will visit this care home again soon to check on progress and if we are not satisfied that the matters raised are being addressed urgently we will not hesitate to take further action.

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

"Anyone with a concern can contact our helpline on 0345 600 9527."

Notes to editors

The improvement notice is available here: https://cinsp.in/2G8kDba