A COURT has ordered an East Renfrewshire care home to close after it failed to improve standards.

The Care Inspectorate said it witnessed an “unacceptable quality of care” during a visit to Greenlaw Grove Care Home, in Newton Mearns, last year.

Issues highlighted included the storage and administration of medicine, staff numbers and care plans for residents.

The care home was served with a formal notice and, despite attempts to make improvements, Hamilton Sheriff Court has now made the decision to suspend its registration due to health and safety concerns.

As a result, the home cannot continue to operate after March 21.

A spokesman for the Care Inspectorate said: “It is extremely rare for us to take action of this nature and we do so only when we must protect people from harm.

“We continue to work with colleagues at East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership to ensure that residents’ needs are met and appropriate plans are in place to ensure continuity of care for all residents of Greenlaw Grove ahead of March 21.”

A spokesperson for Greenlaw Grove said: “While we’re disappointed by this decision, we’ll do everything we can to support our residents and their families during what will be a very difficult time.”