Care bosses on the car­pet

Home man­agers branded weak

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Mur­ray Spooner

A Cam­bus­lang care home is ad­dress­ing a “strong sour smell” com­ing from a lounge car­pet af­ter a visit from in­spec­tors.

The Care In­spec­torate at­tended the Flem­ing­ton Care Home unan­nounced and say the state of the car­pet had not been im­proved since the pre­vi­ous in­spec­tion in 2016.

Own­ers of the home have told the Re­former the mat­ter will be re­solved.

In­spec­tors also re­vealed a nurse whose Nurs­ery and Mid­wifery Coun­cil reg­is­tra­tion lapsed at the end of April was on duty at the time of the in­spec­tion on May 24.

Care home own­ers said the mem­ber of staff was sus­pended un­til the mat­ter was re­solved.

The qual­ity of staffing and care and sup­port was graded ad­e­quate, while man­age­ment and lead­er­ship was rated weak. How­ever, the qual­ity of en­vi­ron­ment was graded good.

Feed­back from 20 ques­tion­naires handed to res­i­dents and their rel­a­tives re­vealed all but one were happy with the care and sup­port re­ceived at the care home.

Owner Brian McNa­mara said the care home was ad­dress­ing the smell in the Dove unit.

“We are quite happy with the marks stated in the re­port and look for­ward to see­ing them im­prove again,” he said.

“We have an ac­ci­dent and re­port book and we have no re­port of any spillages on the car­pet but we have pur­chased a car­pet dis­in­fec­tant cleaner which is used thor­oughly on the odour. It dis­in­fects it and tar­gets the bac­te­ria in the car­pet.

“The car­pet has been down sixand-a-bit years so it is rel­a­tively new but there is an issue with the back of the unit. We will get it ad­dressed.”

The pur­pose-built care home has three floors and can ac­com­mo­date 90 older peo­ple but 16 places can be used for adults aged be­tween 16 and 65 or four peo­ple re­ceiv­ing respite care.

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