Published: 10/02/2017 09:37 - Updated: 10/02/2017 09:49

Inquiry after five deaths at Inverness care home

Written byDonna MacAllister

Fairfield Nursing Home in Inverness.
Fairfield Nursing Home in Inverness.

ADMISSIONS have been suspended at a care home for the elderly following the deaths of five residents in six days.

Fairfield Care Home is under investigation by the Care Inspectorate and NHS Highland, and police and social workers have been on site, but no firm details have been revealed about the nature and seriousness of the concerns.

Four women in their 90s and one woman in her 80s died at the Inverness facility in the last week of January.

A source at Highland Council, who did not want to be named, said that the deaths were caused by flu and winter ailments but there was a question mark over the way “things had been recorded” at the 35-bed facility.

- There is more on this story in today's Inverness Courier.

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