Action taken over incident at Bonnyrigg care home

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Staff at a Bonnyrigg care home were suspended and retrained following complaints that an elderly woman was mishandled.

The two employees at Springfield Bank have returned to work and operator HC One has given assurances that there will be no repeat of the incident.

A spokesman for the company said: “When concerns were raised we informed the appropriate authorities and conducted a thorough investigation. As a precautionary measure, all staff will be revisiting their whistleblowing and adult support and protection training.

“All of the relevant authorities have been notified of the actions we have taken.”