Tayside and Central Scotland

Investigation launched at Dundee military veterans home

Image caption The Care Inspectorate is investigating a number of complaints at Rosendael House

An investigation has been launched at a home for military veterans in Dundee following the death of an ex-RAF man.

Tayside Police are carrying out an inquiry at Rosendael House in Broughty Ferry and the Care Inspectorate are investigating a number of complaints.

Scottish Veterans' Residences, who run the home, said they were unaware of any complaints to the Inspectorate but welcomed the investigation.

Rosendael is one of two sites run by Scottish Veterans' Residences.

A spokesman for the Care Inspectorate said: "We have received a number of complaints in recent weeks relating to Rosendael, a registered Housing Support service. All of the allegations are currently being fully investigated by us.

Quality of care

"We have also been in discussions with both Tayside Police and with the adult protection team at Dundee Council regarding a number of the issues raised with us.

"A vital part of our work is to investigate complaints or concerns about the quality of care in any service.

"People who use services, their families or carers and care professionals are encouraged to raise concerns about the quality of care whatever they might be."

Tayside Police have confirmed they are investigating the death of 38-year-old Mark Forrest, from Kintore in Aberdeenshire, but said there were no apparent suspicious circumstances.

Welfare 'primary'

A spokesman for the Scottish Veterans' Residences said: "We were not aware until today of any complaints to the Care Inspectorate.

"We welcome any investigation by them, who have previously graded the quality of our care and support at Rosendael as very good."

He said they were unable to comment on the death as it was the subject of an ongoing inquiry and added: "SVR has been providing supported independent living for veterans for 102 years and has helped over 60,000 veterans in that time.

"The welfare of our residents is our primary concern at all times."

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