More heartache as four residents die of Covid-19 at Milngavie care home

Four elderlyresidents have passed away from coronavirus at a Milngavie care home.

Milngavie Manor Care Home has confirmed the deaths to the Herald.

The home, which says it offers residential, nursing and dementia care for the older community, is part of the Hamberley Care Homes group which operates care homes across the UK

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A spokesperson for the care home said: “We are greatly saddened to confirm that four residents have passed away after testing positive for Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

“Every death is a great loss and our most sincere condolences go to each resident’s family and friends – they are all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

“We continue to follow strict infection control protocols as provided by Health Protection Scotland (HPS). This is in addition to our own existing infection control measures including proper hand-washing techniques, additional training for staff and the provision of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required.

“In addition to the above infection control strategies, all visits to the home from families, friends, volunteers or other community members remain suspended, with limited exceptions, and we are continuing with a halt on all new admissions to the home.

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“We are proud of our dedicated care teams who are working tirelessly to support some of the most vulnerable members of our community. We are grateful for their compassion and kindness at this unprecedented time.”

A spokesperson for 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.

“All of Scotland’s social care sector is working tirelessly 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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