A spokesperson for the Care Inspectorate said: "At the sheriff court in Edinburgh today, an order was made to suspend the registration of Thornlea Nursing Home in Loanhead, Midlothian, to take effect from 18 January 2021. This order was made with the agreement of both parties.

"The Care Inspectorate is working closely with partners at Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership and the Scottish Government to ensure people living at Thornlea Nursing Home experience safe care.

"We have taken this legal action is to ensure people experience safe care following serious concerns raised during an inspection. The suspension of the provider's registration will allow for transition to alternative care arrangements for residents.

"We continue to monitor the service closely. An inspection report will be published in due course."

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