Blar Buidhe re-opens for admissions

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Admissions to Blar Buidhe Care Home have now re-commenced after they were suspended last month.

An investigation into the HC-One owned Blar Buidhe Care Home has now been completed by a multi agency team.

Iain Macaulay, Western Isles Chief Social Work Officer, said: “We have received positive feedback from NHS Western Isles and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar staff involved in this investigation. HC-One have worked closely and constructively with us during this whole process and we are pleased with the steps that they have taken to address our initial concerns. As a result, we are now fully satisfied that the terms of the investigation, under the Adult Support and Protection Legislation, no longer apply and that the large scale investigation has now been concluded. We are reassured that the individuals subject to ‘initial inquires’ are no longer deemed to be adults at risk of harm. Individual reviews will continue as part of the normal process monitoring and reviewing process. Finally, I would like to thank individual residents and their relatives for their cooperation during the investigation.”

The temporary suspension on Admissions to the Care Home has been lifted.