Scottish regulator points to lack of training
The Care Commission in Scotland has upheld a number of complaints against a care home in Aberdeen concerning lack of training for staff. The Commission was investigating a complaint from the family of 82-year-old Ronnie Beutelmann after he moved into the Bucksburn nursing home, Aberdeen. The family had complained that a seat restraint had been incorrectly used so that it rode up around Mr Beutelmann’s neck. His granddaughter told the Commission she understood her grandfather had been left in this painful position for four hours. The Commission found the restraint had been â€œto the detriment of his health and well beingâ€ and said â€œFive of the seven staff spoken with stated that they had not had specific training in relation to restraint.â€ The report added: â€œno training, or retraining, of staff took place following the incidentâ€. Other complaints against the home were not upheld.