Thirteen care home residents die in one week

Apr 4, 2020 11:56 PM ET

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

Burlington Care Home in Cranhill are “closely monitoring” the health of people and are applying “strict protocols.”

Theose that died all had underlying health conditions and two staff members at the car home have tested positive of coronavirus and are in 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.”

“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.

A Care Inspectorate spokesperson 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.

“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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