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Carnbroe Care Centre told to make urgent improvements

An elderly care home in North Lanarkshire has been told to make urgent improvements or face having its registration cancelled.

Carnbroe Care Centre in Coatbridge was served with a formal improvement notice following a Care Inspectorate visit.

Problems were found with recruitment, staffing levels, medication management and personal plans for residents.

Carnbroe, which is operated by Alpha Care Services, said it was working with care inspectors to make improvements.

'Further action'

A spokesman for the Care Inspectorate said: "The improvement notice we have issued clearly lays out the improvements we must see so that the care provided to residents improves quickly.

"We will visit this care home again soon to check on progress and if we are not satisfied that the matters raised are being addressed urgently we will not hesitate to take further action."

In a statement, Carnbroe Care Centre said: "Alpha Care Services has taken the improvement notice very seriously and is working alongside the Care Inspectorate to meet the improvements required.

"The company has appointed a new management team to make these improvements, and there has been positive feedback on the progress made over the past few weeks from the quality assurance team of North Lanarkshire social services."

Alpha Care's website states: "Carnbroe Care Centre is a purpose-built nursing home with specialised dementia care units.

"We have 74 single rooms with en-suite wet rooms set over two floors."

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