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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 17 February 2021

About the service

Burn Brae Lodge is a residential care home providing personal care to up to 31 people. At the time of the inspection there were four people at the home.

The home is a large adapted detached building set in its own grounds. The accommodation for people is on ground and first floor levels.

People’s experience of using this service and what we found

People and relatives said the home was a safe place to live. They made many positive comments about the caring nature and attentiveness of staff.

Medicines were managed in the right way.

Infection control procedures were in place and all staff had training in this. The provider had kept up to date with the latest national guidance about infection control and personal protective equipment (PPE).

People and relatives praised the management style of the provider and manager and described them as open and approachable.

People and relatives valued the way the staff had kept them well-informed throughout the pandemic and recent outbreak. The culture of the home is one of an extended family.

The home had good working relationships with local health and social care agencies to support the needs and well-being of the people who live there.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at

Rating at last inspection

The last rating for this service was good (published October 2017).

Why we inspected

We received concerns in relation to cleanliness and safe working arrangements in the home during the recent outbreak of COVID-19. As a result, we undertook a focused inspection to review the key questions of Safe and Well-led.

We reviewed the information we held about the service. No areas of concern were identified in the other key questions. We therefore did not inspect them. Ratings from previous comprehensive inspections for those key questions were used in calculating the overall rating at this inspection.

We looked at infection prevention and control measures under the Safe key question. We look at this in all care home inspections even if no concerns or risks have been identified. This is to provide assurance that the service can respond to coronavirus and other infection outbreaks effectively.

Follow up

We will continue to monitor information we receive about the service until we return to visit as per our re-inspection programme. If we receive any concerning information we may inspect sooner.

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The service was safe.

Details are in our safe findings below.



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The service was well-led.

Details are in our well-led findings below.