East Antrim MLA, Stewart Dickson, has received assurances from the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) that standards at Tamlaght Nursing Home in Carrickfergus, are being maintained and closely monitored as it looks for a buyer.
Tamlaght Nursing Home entered administration earlier this year, and has subsequently been put on the market.
Mr Dickson commented: “The social care sector is a very challenging place right now, with concerns regarding sustainability for private sector providers. However, I am content that the RQIA have indicated it is closely monitoring the situation. Furthermore, the body must make sure that any buyer for the home is fit and proper and will ensure high standards.
“Before all else, quality and safety in nursing homes must be top priority.”