‘Serious concerns’ raised over Giffnock care home

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Eastwoodhill Care Home in Giffnock is expected to close over ‘serious concerns’ for the resident’s welfare.

A recent unannounced visit from the Care Inspectorate revealed concerns for the quality of care given to the residents.

It’s thought the home could close in a matter of weeks.

The care home was bought over by Pacific Care last August having been previously run by the Church of Scotland Care Social Council, trading as CrossReach.

This is the first inspection under its new ownership.

A spokesman for Eastwoodhill Care Home said: “Further to consultations with the Care Inspectorate and East Renfrewshire Social Work, a recommendation has been made to close the Home.

“We await further details from those agencies and will work with our residents and their families to ensure the safe transfer of all of our residents.”

A spokesman for Eastwoodhill Care Home said: “Further to consultations with the Care Inspectorate and East Renfrewshire Social Work, a recommendation has been made to close the Home.

“We await further details from those agencies and will work with our residents and their families to ensure the safe transfer of all of our residents.”

A spokesman for the Care Inspectorate said: “An unannounced inspection identified serious concerns about the quality of care experienced by residents at Eastwoodhill Care Home in Giffnock.

“We have taken the step of lodging an application in the sheriff court to close the home.

“This is not something we do lightly, but is necessary to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of residents in this case.

“We know this will be a difficult time for residents and their relatives, as they move to another care home.”

The spokesman continued: “We are working extremely closely with the local health and social care partnership to make sure people’s needs are met and that they experience high quality care and support in a way that protects their wellbeing.

“Everyone in Scotland has the right to safe, compassionate care which meets their needs and respects their rights. Anyone with a concern about a care service is urged to contact us.”