Nightingale House in Cumnock, East Ayrshire has been served with an Emergency Cancellation of Registration after notice by the Care Inspectorate. 16 of the 23 residents have been transferred to alternative care home places with all transfers to be concluded by 5th July 2021.
Nightingale House, named ironically after the English Crimean War health innovator whose hospitals had a higher death rate than the battlefields, is owned by Nightingale House Ayrshire Limited and managed/owned by Hamid, Mohammed and Nasreen Shafique.
The home had very disturbing inspection reports in May 2021 and June 2021, leading the Care Inspectorate to make the above emergency call for its closure. You can read them here:
More than a year after the first pandemic wave and we still could read:
We found some progress had been made; however, best practice relating to infection prevention and control had not been reached and some risks to people’s health, safety and wellbeing remained.
We found areas within the home, relating to infection prevention and control, that were not satisfactory and needed attention. Several areas of the home needed a thorough deep clean: faecal contamination was found in toilet areas and on equipment.
Staff did not consistently demonstrate appropriate knowledge of expected infection prevention and control practice. We identified concerns in relation to the maintenance and cleanliness of some equipment and bedroom and lounge furnishings.
BBC Scotland is ignoring this story as are the opposition parties. As the reports roll in, it becomes ever more impossible to blame Scottish Government advice, lack of PPE or hospital discharges when the sheer neglect of a system based on greed is revealed.
The owners should be prosecuted.