Scottish regulator points to lack of training

Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

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 “to the detriment of his health and well being” and said “Five of the seven staff spoken with stated that they had not had specific training in relation to restraint.” The report added: “no training, or retraining, of staff took place following the incident”. Other complaints against the home were not upheld.

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