Gangrene outbreak in Glasgow care home owned by billionaire banker and Tory donor

Today from BBC Scotland:

A care home is under investigation amid claims serious failures led to elderly people being hospitalised. Some residents at Golfhill Nursing Home, Glasgow, required hospital treatment for gangrene, according to a report in The Herald.

The Care Inspectorate said concerns about the home were raised after an October inspection and there has been “insufficient improvement” since then. Operator Advinia confirmed a “large scale investigation” is under way.

The problems are reported to centre on the intermediate care unit, where elderly residents are transferred after being discharged from hospital. They normally spend about a month there before being sent home or into long-term care.

A whistleblower told The Herald that the unit, which is in Dennistoun in the city’s east end, has been short staffed “almost on a daily basis” as employees were being transferred to other areas of the home. As well as the gangrene claims the paper reports other residents have required hospital treatment for dehydration.

Needless to say, BBC Scotland’s disclosure team was not available, following up, instead, their investigation into pan-drop shortages cause by Humza Yousaf.

Our disclosure team took 15 minutes to reveal:

Advinia Healthcare is a network of 36 care homes (across the UK) providing a full spectrum of person-centred care services.

Owner Sanjeev Kanoria is a doctor, scientist and entrepreneur. A liver transplant surgeon who has worked at some of the best liver transplant centres internationally, Sanjeev received a category 1 PhD from University College London, for seminal work in reducing liver injury. He has published numerous scientific papers on liver transplant and robotics in major scientific journals and was an invited author for the chapter on liver diseases in the oldest and most well-known textbook for surgery, the Bailey & Love surgery textbook, read by thousands of surgical students around the world.

Sanjeev received an MBA from London Business School and worked at McKinsey & Co in London. Along with his wife, Sanjeev is the owner and Co-Founder of Advinia Health Care Ltd with 3,300 care home beds in the UK providing high quality care to those living with dementia, or needing nursing care, and providing employment to more than 3,000 people.  He is also the Deputy Chairman of Austrian Anadi Bank, one of that country’s oldest banks, providing banking services to the provincial governments of Austria, and known for its innovations in digital banking.

What a guy. Eat your heart out Sandesh Gulhane MSP. You can see why he’d be too busy to check up on the negative inspection reports or to worry himself about a bit of gangrene here and there.

Not too busy though to take the money though and pass some of it on to the UK Tories, twice in one year:


6 thoughts on “Gangrene outbreak in Glasgow care home owned by billionaire banker and Tory donor

      1. In 2020, when Jeanne Freeman announced a substantial pay rise for care workers, the BBC gave a private care home owner, substantial donor to the Tories and finder of an anti independence group, unchallenged opportunity to attack the award and claim the SG had done nothing for the care sector. This was echoed by Mr Gary Smith of the GMB, who is virulently anti independence. The Morning Star published the Tory donor’s attack with a supportive headline.


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