The care team at Gilmerton Neurological Care Centre in Moredun are delighted to have received ‘Excellent’ ratings from the Care Inspectorate following their recent inspection.

The care centre, which provides rehabilitation for people with neurological conditions and brain injuries was praised for the “very welcoming and relaxed atmosphere within the home where staff interactions with people were carried out with dignity, respect and genuine affection.”

The home received scores of 6 out of 6 – ‘Excellent’ – in the evaluation areas inspected; ‘How well do we support people’s wellbeing?’ and ‘How good is our leadership?’ following the unannounced inspection from the social care regulator.

The regulator reported that: “Staff provided compassionate care and worked creatively with people to maintain their sense of personal identity and engage in meaningful activity.”

The report also noted that: “People felt respected and listened to because their wishes and preferences were used to shape how they were supported.” And “People told us how much they enjoyed taking part in all the activities available to them. This included outings, music therapy sessions, hydrotherapy, physiotherapy, a variety of games as well as rebound sessions where trampolines are used to facilitate better balance.”

A family member told the inspectors that: “Staff are really good, this is the best we have ever seen mum and the most independent we have ever seen her.”

The care centre’s manager, Victoria Mitrea, said: “We are extremely proud of this achievement which is testament to the entire team’s dedication to caring for our residents. We are totally committed to supporting the people in our care; giving them the best possible opportunity to regain maximum neurological functionality through rehabilitation and to help them discover ways back into a fulfilling life.”