It’s a bit sad private care home provider HC-One had to be taken to court before it would get its act together: Grant

Commenting on today’s decision by Inverness Sheriff Court to allow private care home provider HC-One to continue operating a coronavirus-hit care facility on Skye for another three weeks, Highlands & Islands MSP Rhoda Grant said: “Whatever happens to ownership, the residents need to have their home protected and should not be moved.  However, this should not be at the detriment of their care which must be up to standard.  I understand that the court heard that there had been improvement but it is a bit sad that it took this to happen to get HC-One to get their act together.”

It comes after The Care Inspectorate applied to the court to cancel the registration of Home Farm Care Come in Portree over “serious and significant concerns”.

Ten residents have died after contracting coronavirus at the facility.

This morning, at a virtual hearing at Inverness Sheriff Court, HC-One and Social Work Scotland said there had been “substantial” improvements.

And their request for the motion to be continued for another three weeks was approved.