Staff at a nursing home in Largs have been praised for "going the extra mile" in a glowing report by a care watchdog.

Officials carried out an unannounced inspection at Burnlea, run by Woodbay Limited, over two days in November.

The Care Inspectorate reviewed the nursing home in a pilot inspection to test a new way of confirming that better-performing and low-risk services are continuing to provide good quality care and support.

The Burnlea Road care home, located near the town centre, provides care for up to 34 adults with a maximum of six respite places.

Inspectors found several positive strengths and said that their 'very good' award from the previous inspection would be maintained.

The report stated: "Staff demonstrated a strong commitment to supporting people experiencing care to maintain meaningful connections with family, friends and the local community.

"We saw relatives being warmly welcomed by staff and people consistently told us staff had 'gone the extra mile' to help maintain relationships.

"This had included recreating a family wedding in the care home so that a resident could attend."

It also found that the home valued the importance of meaningful activities and social connection with the people living there.

Inspectors added: "We saw staff supporting people with genuine care and compassion. People said, 'We can't praise the staff enough' and 'Staff are wonderful - the whole team.'

"Being familiar with people's needs and preferences meant that staff provided personalised care and support in accordance with individual wishes, responding quickly to changing needs or concerns.

"The wide-ranging, thoughtful and creative activities programme was highly praised. People told us how they had benefitted from daily opportunities to participate in a range of activities both indoors and outdoors, promoting wellbeing and enabling people to get the most out of life."

The full inspection report can be viewed on the Care Inspectorate website at