Saturday, 4 April 2020

Coro-Disaster Hits Care Home as Thirteen Die!

Thirteen die after suspected Covid-19 outbreak at care home
Residents at Burlington Court are thought to have died following an outbreak of the virus.
Thirteen residents at a care home in Glasgow have died following a suspected outbreak of coronavirus in the past week.
Two staff members at Burlington Court in Cranhill have also tested positive for the virus and are receiving treatment at separate hospitals.
The care home, which is operated by Four Seasons Health Care, offered their condolences to the residents’ families.
The 90-bed home cares for residents with a variety of conditions, including dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease and epilepsy.
The deaths have been linked to Covid-19, however it is understood that not all of the victims have been tested for the virus.
A spokesperson for Four Seasons Health Care said: “With deep sadness we can confirm that 13 residents at Burlington Care Home have passed away over the past seven days.
“Our condolences are with their families and we are providing them with our ongoing support during this difficult time.
“The passing of a loved one is always traumatic irrespective of the circumstances.
“Within the home the focus of the team continues to be the ongoing care and protection of all our residents and our colleagues, two of whom are currently being treated for coronavirus.
“Our strict protocols on infectious diseases are in place, including social distancing, and we are closely monitoring the health of the other residents and colleagues.
“In these exceptional circumstances we are sincerely grateful for the dedication of our colleagues and can assure our residents and their families that we are putting all our resources and energy into supporting and protecting everyone in our homes.”
A spokesperson for the Care Inspectorate said: “We are aware of the tragic death of residents at this care home as a result of Covid-19. 
“Our thoughts are with the loved ones of those affected as well as the the staff and wider community of the home. 
“We have been notified of the circumstances and we are in contact with the care service and the local health and social care partnership during this difficult time. 

“All of Scotland’s social care sector is working under very difficult circumstances to care for people during the pandemic and the Care Inspectorate is doing all it can to support them.”

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