A north-east care home been officially closed by a sheriff.
Muirhead Care Home near Alford closed its doors last month amid allegations of mismanagement.
Shona Pearson, the care home’s manager, has been told by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) that she cannot hold a senior role in another care home for 18 months following a formal hearing on August 28.
The decision said the NMC case examiners were “yet to decide” whether there would be a case to answer in relation to the allegations made against Mrs Pearson, who refused to comment on the matter.
The Care Inspectorate took emergency action to close the 35-bedroom care home after a spot inspection carried out in July highlighted damning failings, a move they said they only do in “exceptional circumstances”.
Karen Reid, chief executive of the Care Inspectorate, previously said: “Our last inspection found highly-distressing conditions.
“We saw evidence of vulnerable people being tied to chairs with belts, which is extremely dangerous and unacceptable.
“Residents were not getting enough food. There were not enough staff on hand to help people who really needed support.
“Some people were not given essential medicines. We found a lack of appreciation as to why these things are so unacceptable.
Yesterday at Aberdeen Sheriff Court, the application made by the care inspectorate to cancel the owner’s registration was granted.
A spokesman for the Care Inspectorate said: “The quality of care was unacceptable and posed a serious risk to people’s health, safety and wellbeing.”