CARE UK, who own Stonehaven’s Mowat Court nursing home, have reassured users and their families of the care they provide following the revelation that two former senior members of staff were under investigation by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Frances Gibson, Care UK’s director of nursing, said: “Following the Care Inspectorate report, we conducted our own internal investigation and, as a result, reported the former manager’s conduct to the NMC as well as that of the manager at the time.”
“Mowat Court is now run by an experienced manager with an excellent track record.
‘‘She has led a transformation in the home which now has a settled, highly committed and well trained team.
‘‘We were pleased to welcome another visit from the Care Inspectorate late last year to review our progress. While we haven’t seen the draft report yet, we are confident that it will provide evidence that Mowat Court is improving.
“We are clear that the change in leadership, combined with the removal of short term agency staff, has been by far the best way to make sure that the quality and continuity or care at Mowat Court meets the needs of residents and the standards which residents, their families and the Care Inspectorate demand.
‘‘We have a dedicated and committed team in place, who are valued and appreciated by residents and who have the support of Care UK’s leadership.”