Heartache at Milton of Campsie care home after four die of Covid-19

Staff at a Milton of Campsie care home are devastated after four residents died of coronavirus.

Birdston Care Home, which had managed to be virus-free up until now, confirmed to the Scottish Sun that four residents have tragically died of the virus in the first Covid-related deaths at the home.

The 24-bed care home describes itself as a “specialist nursing home which provides the highest standard of person-centred care for frail-elderly people”.

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Birdston is part of the Pacific Care group which runs six care homes across Scotland.

A Birdston spokesperson told the national newspaper: “Birdston Care Home sadly confirms that four deaths have occurred due to Covid-19.

“These are the first related deaths at Birdston Care Home.

“The families have been contacted and these deaths have been notified to our governing bodies, as per protocol to both the Care Inspectorate and East Dunbartonshire HSCP.

“Our thoughts and condolences are very much with the families at this time.

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“Birdston Care Home is focused on providing the best care and support in these unprecedented circumstances to our residents, their families and our valued staff, and as such wish to make no further comment at this time.”

A spokesperson from the Care Inspectorate said: “We are aware of the tragic deaths of residents at this care home as a result of suspected cases of Covid-19.

“Our thoughts are with the loved ones of those affected as well as 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.”

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