21 May 2020 12:34
Ten residents of Home Farm care home in Portree have died during the coronavirus pandemic Weekly inspections are to be carried out at a care home on Skye before the "nuclear option" of suspending its registration is considered. It was revealed last week that ten residents have died at Home Farm during the coronavirus outbreak. Thirty other residents and 29 staff have tested positive for Covid-19. The home in Portree is now being monitored by inspectors with assistance from NHS Highland. Roddy Dunlop, QC, appeared via video link at Inverness sheriff court yesterday on behalf of the Care Inspectorate after it began legal action against HC-One, which runs the home.
He submitted a joint motion before Sheriff Eilidh MacDonald yesterday which calls on the company to make improvements at the home. The motion contains an option to return to