A spokesperson for the Care Inspectorate said: “An inspection has identified serious and significant concerns about the quality of care experienced by residents at Singleton Park Care Home in Lockerbie.

“We understand this is a difficult and distressing time for residents, their loved ones and staff at the home. 

“However, our first priority is always the health, safety and wellbeing of residents. 

“The Care Inspectorate visited this home unannounced on 20 and 21 July 2021 and identified significant concerns. We issued an Improvement Notice to the provider requiring safe and effective management, leadership, and oversight of the care home and improved working practices and care of people in the home.

"Further inspection and monitoring identified that none of the required improvements from the Improvement Notice were met and we identified further serious concerns. 

“Because of this, we have today submitted an application to the sheriff court seeking cancellation of the provider’s registration of this care home.

"This could allow new care arrangements to be put in place for residents of the home. 

“We are working closely with partners including Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership and the Scottish Government to ensure that residents experience appropriate care that meets their needs during this difficult time." 

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