MSPs blast over care home report
A report into North Lanarkshire care homes reveals a number of serious shortcomings, a Labour MSP has claimed.
Central Scotland MSP Siobhan McMahon has called for urgent action following the publication of a report based on figures produced by the independent care inspectorate, Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland (SCSWIS).
The figures revealed that eight privately owned North Lanarkshire care homes were assessed as unsatisfactory or weak in at least one area.
Four of the eight homes were assessed as weak in the Quality of Care and Support category.
They were Arran House Care Home, Airdrie; Ravens Court Care Centre, Wishaw; Rawyards House Care Home, Airdrie; and Darroch Nursing Home, Cumbernauld.
The publication of the figures coincided with the news that SCSWIS’s budget is to be cut by 25% by 2015.
Ms McMahon said: