RESIDENTS and patients of Glenside Care are today being shipped out to other facilities as services at the troubled base begin to close down.

Ambulances have been seen going to and from the centre for most of the afternoon, with staff at the facility confirming to the Journal that it was to move people away.

The services affected are Langford and Kennett, Horizon , Limetree, Newton House and Old Vicarage, which are all based at the facility in South Newton.

The neurological hospital has already closed and the other services are in the process of being closed. 

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The closure comes after a damning report into the adult social care service at Pembroke Lodge by the Care Quality Commission, which rated it as "inadequate".

Read more: Glenside care home Pembroke Lodge rated 'inadequate' by Care Quality Commission

Glenside is made up of a neuro-rehabilitation hospital and the six associated adult social care homes, on the South Newton site.

A spokesperson for Glenside Manor Hospital, which runs the centre, said: “This has been a very difficult decision to make and not one that has been taken lightly. Quality issues were raised by the regulator and other stakeholders but despite our best efforts and the introduction of new management it has not been possible to resolve these.

"We will work closely with patients, their families, the Clinical Commissioning Groups, Care Quality Commission and other key stakeholders to ensure a smooth and safe relocation for everyone involved."

The spokesperson added: “We are liaising with all staff to alleviate any uncertainties about their future. In addition, we are working closely with NHS England and others to facilitate workshops to assist with next steps and identify redeployment opportunities.”