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Tyneholm Stables Care Home 'must improve' after inspection

Tyneholm Stables Care Home
Image caption Tyneholm Stables Care Home 'must improve'

An East Lothian care home has been told it must improve or it will be forced to close.

The Care Inspectorate has served a formal "improvement notice" on Tyneholm Stables Care Home in Pencaitland after an unannounced inspection.

The notice lists 12 areas of concern the home must take action to improve.

It raised serious concerns over nutrition, the management of medication, infection control and staffing.

A spokesman for the Care Inspectorate said: "An unannounced inspection of this service raised serious concerns.

"The 12 areas of concern were care planning, nutrition, fluid intake, medication management, skin care, health and safety, infection control, the environment, equipment, staffing, quality assurance, and training.

"Everyone in Scotland has the right to safe, compassionate care which meets their needs and respects their rights.

"Where we have concerns we do not hesitate to take action."

The spokesman added: "Our first priority is always the safety and well-being of residents and this improvement notice sets out what we expect the service to do to ensure that the care provided to residents improves.

"We will be inspecting this service again soon to ensure that progress is being made."

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