Aberdeen care home in lockdown after 85 COVID infections


An Aberdeen care home has been closed to admissions and non-essential visits following 85 confirmed cases of coronavirus.

Grandholm care home, which is run by Holmes Care Group, provides nursing care for up to 72 people over 65, including those living with dementia.

An NHS Grampian spokesperson said: “We are aware of 85 detected cases of COVID-19 associated with the Grandholm Care Home in Aberdeen. Cases have been detected amongst both staff and residents. The first case was detected in the home on 8 January 2021. A majority of resident cases were detected following repeated mass testing exercises.

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“We are working alongside Aberdeen City Health & Social Care Partnership to provide additional support and guidance to the home management team. Care continues to be provided to all residents as normal.”

A spokesperson for Grandholm Care Home added: “I can confirm that following an outbreak of coronavirus in the home, Grandholm Care Home is now closed to new admissions and non-essential visits, in line with Scottish Government guidance. We are working closely with all relevant authorities to contain the spread of the virus.

“Of the residents and staff who tested positive, the vast majority have shown either no symptoms, or mild symptoms only. A number of staff and residents have already completed the self-isolation period, and the remaining residents are due to complete isolation on Sunday.

“As soon as the first resident tested positive for the virus, we acted immediately to inform the relevant authorities and arrange for all residents to be tested. The next of kin of each resident who has tested positive for the virus have been informed, and we will continue to regularly test staff and residents and keep all relatives informed accordingly. In line with Scottish Government guidance, all affected team members are now self-isolating and the affected residents are being cared for in isolation.

“We continue to follow all Scottish Government and Health Protection Scotland advice in relation to infection prevention and control, and do everything in our power to safeguard the health and wellbeing of all residents and team members.”

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