Blar Buidhe Care Home has gone on the market.

Admissions to the care home, situated on Simons Road, were temporarily suspended in March, following a number of concerns raised over the dietary programmes of residents.

Owners, HC-One, commented: “After careful and considered planning we have taken the difficult decision to sell Blar Buidhe care home, Stornoway. This is part of a broader process which involves 24 homes nationally. For each home, we will work hard to find a local provider who is well placed to continue to operate the home and who shares our commitment to providing high quality and kind care.

“The selected homes are either geographically remote, smaller, older, or where we have found particular challenges in recruiting nurses. This announcement is part of our journey to reshape HC-One to achieve our aim of delivering kind and high quality care within the context of a sustainable and growing organisation.

“The continued health, safety and wellbeing of each Resident we support remains our priority, and we will be working closely with the appropriate authorities to make sure this is a seamless transition. There will be no changes to the day-to-day running of the home during this period, and delivering high quality, kind care will be our absolute focus.”