Repairs to take place at Broch care home

Councillor Charles Buchan.
Councillor Charles Buchan.

A Fraserburgh councillor has visited Faithlie Care Home to discuss plans for rewiring and redecoration at the facility.

Councillor Charles Buchan visited the care home recently, where he met with residents and staff.

Following last year’s fire, it was identified that the entire home needed rewiring at a cost of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

The Council agreed to take forward the project, but there was difficulty in finding the money for the rewiring.

However, a budget for this large project was found from the Capital Plan in the Corporate Health and Safety section, and the job has gone out to tender. The work is expected to start sometime after March.

Due to the need to relocate residents into different rooms, it is envisaged that the project will be done gradually, and will probably take six to nine months to be completed.

It was decided that the much needed redecoration was to be done inside the rewiring contract.

Commenting, Councillor Charles Buchan said: “In view of the concerns of the residents and the families, I arranged a site visit with Aberdeenshire Council Social Work.

“I was shown around the whole establishment by the manager, Jill Will, and had the opportunity to meet residents. The décor is a bit tired, and I am pleased that redecoration will be done as the rolling programme of rewiring is completed.

“I was impressed by the standard of care provided by the staff. They showed caring attitudes towards the residents, and the residents all expressed the view that they were pleased with how they were looked after.”