Mal­laig rel­a­tives happy to be home

The Oban Times - - News -

DE­LIGHTED Mal­laig fam­i­lies wel­comed their el­derly rel­a­tives back to the vil­lage af­ter liv­ing in Fort Wil­liam for more than a year.

Four pen­sion­ers re­turned to the Mack­in­tosh cen­tre on Mon­day af­ter be­ing moved to In­vernevis house amid al­le­ga­tions of staff poor prac­tice last July.

A friend of the rel­a­tives said: ‘It’s been won­der­ful. They spent three hours to­gether [on Tues­day] which they haven’t been able to do for a long time. The staff have been so ac­com­mo­dat­ing and help­ful and ev­ery­one seems happy.’

The Mack­in­tosh cen­tre was closed in July last year amid al­le­ga­tions of poor prac­tice and abuse, although there was no crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity found dur­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tions. An in­ter­nal process is still on­go­ing within NHS High­land. At the time it was thought the home would be closed for four to six weeks, but long-run­ning re­cruit­ment prob­lems caused the re- open­ing to be de­layed eight times.

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