Nursing home residents relocated after death of woman

image captionThe woman died at Elsie Inglis Nursing Home

Police are investigating the death of a woman who became ill at a private nursing home in Edinburgh.

The 59-year-old was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on Monday but died two days later.

Edinburgh City Council said that following her death, some residents at Elsie Inglis Nursing Home were moved to other nursing homes.

A spokesman said there had been "concerns" about the quality of care at the home.

The care home's director, Nawal Bagaria, told The Herald newspaper: "Elsie Inglis Nursing Home is fully co-operating with the regulatory bodies and until these discussions are over we have no further comment."

A police spokesman said: "Lothian and Borders police are working together with partner agencies to establish the circumstances around how she became unwell at the private nursing home she was residing in.

"However these proceedings are at a very early stage".

An Edinburgh City Council spokesman said: "Following concerns surrounding the quality of care at the nursing home, extra staff from the council and NHS Lothian have been put in place.

"In addition a number of residents have been placed in other care establishments.

"The current situation is being regularly reviewed".

A report has been sent to the procurator fiscal.

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