March 12, 2020 4.10 pm This story is over 44 months old

Lincoln village nursing home given low hygiene rating

Improvement is required in two main areas

A nursing home in a village near Lincoln has seen its food hygiene rating fall from the highest possible of ‘Five’ to a low score of ‘One’.

St Luke’s Nursing Home, which is located on Main Street in Scothern, was inspected by West Lindsey District Council on January 21, 2020 before the latest rating was recently made public.

The biggest area of concern was the ‘Management of food safety’, where major improvement was deemed necessary. The inspection found that improvement was also required in ‘Hygienic food handling’.

However, the ‘Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building’ scored better with a rating of ‘Generally satisfactory’.

St Luke’s Nursing Home in Scothern was given a food hygiene rating of ‘One’. Photo: Food Standards Agency

The nursing home was previously given the highest rating possible of ‘Five’ in both March 2017 and January 2019. Its lowest rating prior to this was a score of ‘Two’ in November 2016.

The Lincolnite reached out to the nursing home and its manager on numerous occasions. West Lindsey District Council was also contacted for more information, including about any follow-up action. However, in both instances there was no reply by the time of publication.

Meanwhile, in the home’s latest CQC inspection report, which was published in January 2019, it was given an overall ‘Good’ rating.