A NURSING home has received a damning inspection report after a watchdog found dirty mattresses and stained furniture during a recent check-up.

Ranfurly Care Home, in Johnstone, was graded as “weak” by the Care Inspectorate following an assessment that specifically focused on the way it has been managed during the pandemic.

Inspectors identified multiple problems with cleanliness as they found some mattresses to be “soiled and odorous” and discovered bedside tables were stained.

Food was also found stuffed down the side of soft furnishings and the home was slammed for its placement of bins for personal protective equipment (PPE).

The home, in Quarrelton Road, has now been given until May 14 to ensure infection prevention and control procedures are up to scratch.

The inspection report states: “We found the tops of wardrobes and door frames dusty, which presented as a potential source of infection. Staff were responsive and responded to our findings immediately when we gave feedback.

“People were able to move around the home and were encouraged to maintain social distancing. Staff could describe the infection prevention and control procedures for people who were in isolation.

“We noted there was a lack of PPE disposal bins close to PPE stations and that vinyl gloves were being stored beside Nitrile gloves. This meant staff had to walk along corridors to dispose of soiled PPE.”

The home was recently taken over by Anavo Group, after previous owners Silverline Care got into financial difficulties.

Anavo also took over the running of the adjacent Cochrane Care Home, which was graded as “weak” back in December before improvements were made.

Bosses have been told to make sure they implement a system of “direct observation” of staff practicing infection prevention and control, including handwashing and the disposal of PPE, by May 14.

A spokesman for Ranfurly Care Home said: “We would like to reassure the residents and their families we take the feedback very seriously and our priority is to appropriately address all of the issues raised.

“We have been responsible for the operations of the home from March 22. Our highly-experienced operational team has developed a robust action plan and we are confident our actions will lead to sustainable improvements.”