A LARGS nursing home has been given more time to carry out vital improvements after it failed to meet a watchdog body's deadline.

Moorburn Manor was branded as weak in 12 key areas - following a three day inspection on April 17 by the Care Inspectorate.

Though staff were raised for their kindness, helpfulness and hard working attitude, the three person inspection team found 'significant weaknesses' in the home's management.

As a result Moorburn Manor was ordered to introduce a 'comprehensive, detailed and dynamic service improvement plan" by May 1.

However a second "virtual" inspection a day after the deadline found that not all the requirements had been met.

Now the Care Inspectorate have given the home until the end of the month to make the required changes.

Their latest report said: "Managers had set up an overall service improvement plan which included the necessary elements to make it specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time bound.

"However, we found that more work was required to ensure that the service improvement plan could be an effective tool to drive sustainable, evidence-based improvement.

"Remaining concerns included that not all points listed in the requirement were sufficiently covered and a lack of prioritisation of actions.

"We have therefore restated this requirement with a new timescale of 29 May."

In the April report the home was judged to be weak in categories such as people's wellbeing, facilities, staffing, setting, and care and support.

That report added: "Whilst some strengths could be identified, these were compromised by significant weaknesses."

The inspectors found that some recent incidents and accidents in the home had not been reported to the local authority or the Care Inspectorate.

Residents' medication was not being properly managed, thus increasing the risk of errors.

The inspectors said there were also parts of the home that would benefit from a deep clean.

They added: "We saw furniture and soft furnishings including lap tables that were not in a satisfactory state of repair and posed and infection control risk.

"There was were considerable parts of the care home that had not received any painting or refurbishment since our last visit.

"When we walked around the home we still found handrails that required attention and posed a risk of injury."

Moorpark Manor in Moorburn Road provides care for up to 35 older people, some with dementia.

The home has been contacted for comment.