A company which runs a care home in Dundee has gone into administration.
Helenslea House, on Fairfield Road, has been forced to shut and those in its care are expected to be moved to alternative accommodation in the coming days, the administrators said.
Bertinaley Care Limited also owns and operates premises in Hamilton and Largs – as well as one in Surrey – with 68 residents in total.
Care home operator Careport has been appointed to manage the remaining premises during the administration process.
Tom MacLennan, Iain Fraser and Chris Stevens have been appointed as joint administrators.
Mr MacLennan, of FRP Advisory LLP, said: “Unfortunately, following a number of operational challenges and a decline in resident numbers, the company has suffered significant cashflow difficulties which could not be resolved, resulting in it entering into administration.
“The health and wellbeing of the residents is of the utmost importance, which is why we have acted quickly by appointing Careport to manage the homes throughout this process and ensure that residents receive the best care.
“Whilst it has sadly been necessary to close the Helenslea House home in Dundee, we would encourage anyone interested in acquiring any or all of the homes to get in touch with us ”
Helenslea House was slammed by the Care Inspectorate in March.
Inspectors gave a number of reasons for the low ratings, including staffing levels and medication issues.
The report noted: “One person had not received their medication for more than a week.”
The inspectors witnessed limited support for residents, including not always being helped with their personal appearance.
One resident was also observed sitting in a lounge by themselves for an hour without any member of staff checking on their wellbeing.