Nursing home set to close after legal battle over 'serious concerns'

Dalawoodie House, near Dumfries, is set to close on October 28 after action by the Care Inspectorate.

Dalawoodie House nursing home set to close following legal battle over ‘serious concerns’ iStock

A nursing home in Dumfries is set to close following a legal battle after concerns were raised about the quality of the site.

Dalawoodie House, which hosts 28 residents, will permanently shut on October 28 after the operators have agreed to the cancellation of their registration.

It comes following an application by the Care Inspectorate (CI) to Dumfries Sheriff Court, which raised “serious and significant concerns” about the Newbridge site earlier this year.

Inspectors issued a notice in June seeking improvements to management, working practices and care.

Following the sites closure, Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership has said some of the residents had already moved to alternative accommodation.

Chief officer Julie White said they were working to try to make the move to new accommodation “as comfortable as possible” but recognised the distress being experienced.

She said: “Our paramount concern here is the welfare of Dalawoodie’s residents and their families.

“Work continues to take place to strengthen and expand older adult care home provision within the region, as part of an ongoing partnership working with independent providers.”

STV News is now on WhatsApp

Get all the latest news from around the country

Follow STV News
Follow STV News on WhatsApp

Scan the QR code on your mobile device for all the latest news from around the country

WhatsApp channel QR Code