The Care Inspectorate has made a court application for Greenlaw Grove care home in Newton Mearns to be closed down citing an “unacceptable quality of care, leadership, staffing and environment”.

This follows the care home having its grades reduced by the Care Inspectorate and an improvement notice being placed on the home in August 2017, which was extended to 31 January 2018.

East Renfrewshire has now cancelled their contract with the home, having previously placed a hold on any new placements to Greenlaw Grove back in August 2017.

Residents and their families were notified of developments via letter on 23 February 2018.

Commenting Eastwood MSP, Jackson Carlaw said:

“I will be keeping in close contact with council colleagues as this decision develops.

“There are 26 East Renfrewshire residents who will now require to be rehoused with many others now in limbo.

“This news will be daunting for many families, yet it reinforces the importance we in Eastwood put on care for our elders.”

East Renfrewshire MP, Paul Masterton added:

“There have been longstanding concerns about Greenlaw Grove with the Care Inspectorate significantly revising their view on the quality of care provided.

“It would have been remiss of the local Health and Social Care Partnership to continue to commission care with these concerns hanging over the provider and whilst it will be a concerning development for many it remains the correct decision by council colleagues.”

Newton Mearns care home to close following Care Inspectorate concerns