HEALTH CHIEFS SWOOP TO SHUT OAPS' HOME.Health chiefs swooped on an old folks' home yesterday and evacuated e·vac·u·ate
v. e·vac·u·at·ed, e·vac·u·at·ing, e·vac·u·ates
a. To empty or remove the contents of.
b. To create a vacuum in.
2. 18 residents.
Ambulances rushed to Whitethorns Nursing Home in Dundee after environmental health officers closed down kitchens for serious breaches of hygiene hygiene, science of preserving and promoting the health of both the individual and the community. It has many aspects: personal hygiene (proper living habits, cleanliness of body and clothing, healthful diet, a balanced regimen of rest and exercise); domestic hygiene .
Jeanette McMillan, chief nursing adviser and head of the health board's nursing home registration and inspection team, said: "Our over- riding concern is for the health and welfare of these 18 elderly people.
"We came to the conclusion it would present an unacceptable risk to the residents of the home to allow it to continue operating."
The emergency closure took place after Dundee city council officers served a prohibition prohibition, legal prevention of the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages, the extreme of the regulatory liquor laws. The modern movement for prohibition had its main growth in the United States and developed largely as a result of the order on the kitchens under the terms of the Food Safety Act 1990.
Seventeen residents were taken to Royal Dundee Liff Hospital and one admitted to Ninewells Hospital The Ninewells Hospital is a hospital situated on the western edge of Dundee, Scotland at .
The proposal for the hospital was put forward in May 1960 and final permission was accepted by Parliament in February 1962. .
Relatives of the residents have been informed of the closure and each family is to be visited.
For the past year the home has been in the hands of receivers Scott Oswald & Co accountants.
Whitehorns is located in the up-market suburb suburb, a community in an outlying section of a city or, more commonly, a nearby, politically separate municipality with social and economic ties to the central city. In the 20th cent. of West Ferry, Dundee.
Last night, a spokeswoman for the home declined to comment.