Ban lifted on Cupar nursing home

A Cupar nursing home at the centre of shocking allegations is to re-open to new residents after an action plan of improvements was put in place.

Friday, 27th May 2016, 9:00 am
The ban has been lifted.

Fife Council’s social work service suspended placements at Lunardi Court Care Home in Robertson Road last December after the Care Inspectorate delivered a damning report on the facility.

The inspection followed a number of concerns and upheld 11 out of 12 complaints made by one woman who alleged her 88-year-old father was abused and neglected.

The owners of the home – Four Seasons Health Care – apologised and promised an internal investigation.

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They admitted there had been ‘some human errors’ in the case of the elderly man and that policies and procedures were not properly followed.

This week it emerged that the suspension on placements had been lifted due to the improvements made at Lunardi Court but that progress was still being closely monitored.

Councillor Karen Marjoram, in whose Cupar ward Lunardi Court is situated, called for a further inspection of the home to ensure that the improvements were in place.