Edinburgh nursing home criticised over care standards

A care home in Edinburgh has been criticised by the Care Inspectorate, Scotland’s equivalent of the Care Quality Commission (CQC), over poor standards of care.

The Pentland Hill nursing home, which is in Cortorphine, was put under the spotlight after a number of complaints were made. The death of a 67-year-old resident at the home last month is also being investigated.

The Care Inspectorate has now issued the Pentland Hill home with an Improvement Noticed, requiring it to improve standards of care training, policies and practices to the required level. New admissions to the Bupa-run home have also been suspended until the required improvements can be made.

Commenting on the case, a spokesperson for the social care watchdog said:

“We have serious concerns about the quality of care and management in this home and have issued a formal improvement notice.
“This requires urgent changes to be made to bring the home up to scratch, and we are working closely with the provider to make that happen.
“Everyone using a care home has the right to care that reflects their needs and promotes their rights and if that does not happen, we will not hesitate to take enforcement action.”