Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership Issue Statement About Singleton Park Care Home

Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership (DGHSCP) recognises the action taken by the Care Inspectorate, submitting an application to the Sheriff Court seeking cancellation of Singleton Park Care Home’s registration. 


This results from significant concerns about the standards of care being provided at the home located at Courance, Lockerbie.


First and foremost, the Partnership’s concern is the welfare of the residents and their families.


DGHSCP is working closely with the Care Inspectorate around ensuring provision of a high standard of care for the 33 residents affected by the legal action against Singleton Park Care Home – a service owned and operated outwith the Partnership.


At the present time, in addition to the existing staff, the Partnership has committed a range of its own professional staff to be embedded within the care home, overseeing the residents’ care and working with the residents and their families to ensure that their needs are met now and going forward. This will continue until those arrangements are in place.


DGHSCP Chief Officer Julie White said: “This is an extremely difficult and concerning time for residents of Singleton Park and their families.
“Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership’s prime concern in this situation is the health and wellbeing of residents.
“We have provided a number of health and social work staff to the care home, and are committed as a Partnership that the residents receive a high standard of care both now and over the longer term.
“DGHSCP will be working to ensure residents and families are kept apprised of developments, and that the wider community remains informed.”