The Care Inspectorate has applied to remove a Glasgow care home’s licence after an inspection identified “serious concerns”.
Rowandale Nursing Home in Pollokshields was visited unannounced in July and August where significant concerns were identified by the care body.
Despite a letter of serious concern being issued to the care home, further inspection and monitoring revealed that none of the required improvements had been met, with further serious concerns identified.
As a result, the Care Inspectorate has submitted an application to sheriff court “seeking cancellation of the care home’s registration”.
The body said it was working with the Scottish Government and Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership to ensure residents at the home receive “appropriate care”.
A spokesperson for the Care Inspectorate said: “An inspection has identified serious and significant concerns about the quality of care experienced by residents at Rowandale Nursing Home in Glasgow.
“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 in July and August and identified significant concerns. We issued a Letter of Serious Concern 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 Letter of Serious Concern or previous inspections have been met and we identified further serious concerns.
“Because of this, and because the improvements required have not been made, we have submitted an application to the sheriff court seeking cancellation of the care home’s registration.
“This could allow new care arrangements to be put in place for residents of the home.
“We are working closely with partners including Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership and the Scottish Government to ensure that residents experience appropriate care that meets their needs during this difficult time.”
Rowandale Nursing Home has been contacted for comment.
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