Patient Advisory Notice: Patients at potential risk - Manse Gardens Amenity Housing, Strachur

**UPDATE: Trust Housing, who are responsible for Manse Gardens, responded yesterday to the concerns Strachur Medical Practice has raised by sending a legal letter threatening a defamation action unless we retract our concerns.  We take our responsibilities to patient safety very seriously and I have passed my concerns over what we consider an inappropriate response to the Chair of the Board of Trust Housing.  We are currently building a list of people willing to be witnesses should the need arise for a defence of 'veritas' (truth) and 'fair comment' (honestly held opinionl, based on those facts, which are in the public interest). **

Dalnacraig, Strachur PA27 8BX

8th May 2019 1400hrs


Patients at potential risk – Manse Gardens Amenity Housing, Strachur

Strachur Medical Practice has seen a significant rise in the number of patients attending the practice complaining of mental health problems they perceive as caused by, or exacerbated by, the current situation in Manse Gardens amenity housing complex, Strachur.

Initial investigation has raised concerns about a sharp increase in the number of residents allocated to the remote facility with complex problems, a reduction in warden support for the facility, and an exodus of low-disability residents who previously provided a balance of support for residents with greater disability.

Strachur medical practice is therefore issuing a public medical advisory that patients may be at risk in Manse Gardens due to system-related issues at the facility.

Strachur medical practice is advising patients not to accept offers of accommodation at the facility pending further investigation and resolution of any safety issues identified. 

If any patients currently resident at the facility require additional support, or require medical support for their application to move to amenity accommodation elsewhere, or if anyone has concerns about the safety of a resident at the facility, please contact Strachur Medical Practice on 01369 860224.

Dr Robert Coull
MB ChB, BSc Med Sci, Dip IMC RCS Ed.
GMC# 4041625