An East Lancashire nursing home is being investigated after a resident sadly died while under its care.

The Lancashire Telegraph was made aware of the incident at the Hollies Nursing and Residential Home in Clayton-le-Moors earlier this week.

It is believed the resident died at the home around four weeks ago and an inspection of the service by the Care Quality Commission is now being carried out.

The Hollies care home offers accommodation for persons who require nursing or personal care, dementia care, have physical disabilities, sensory impairments, disorder or injury.

It was last inspected in November 2020, with a report published in December last year rating the overall service as 'Good'.

The CQC, the independent regulator of health and social care in England, said they are aware of the incident and are carrying out a full inspection.

They will be publishing results of the latest inspection in due course.

A spokesperson from the CQC said: “Care Quality Commission is aware of an incident at Hollies Nursing and Residential Home in Clayton-le-Moors, where a resident sadly died.

"We are working closely with local stakeholders to ensure residents are safe.

“We are currently carrying out an inspection at the service and the findings will be published on our website in due course.”

The Hollies was contacted for a statement but did not reply before deadline.