Care bosses on the carpet
Home managers branded weak
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.