September 23, 2020

Coronavirus: Thirteen Glasgow care home residents die in one week

Thirteen residents at a Glasgow care home have died in one week following a suspected outbreak of coronavirus.

Staff at Burlington Care Home, Cranhill, said they were “closely monitoring” the health of other people in their care and that “strict protocols” were in place.

All of the deceased residents had underlying health conditions and their families have been made aware.

Two staff members have tested positive and are being treated in hospital.

As first reported in The Scottish Sun, the care home said tests were not carried out on residents as they were only carried out when people were admitted to hospital.

A Four Seasons Health Care spokeswoman 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.”

She said strict protocols on infectious diseases were in place, including social distancing, and staff were “closely monitoring” the health of other residents and workers.

“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,” she added.

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