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Brighton nursing home linked to coronavirus reopens following clean

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A Brighton nursing home that closed its doors following contact with a healthcare professional diagnosed with coronavirus has reopened following a precautionary clean.

Patcham Nursing Home, which is operated by Wren Retirement Living, shut down earlier this week after discovering an infected healthcare professional had visited the service.

Two healthcare professionals in Brighton are among a number of people who have been infected by the virus.

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One of the professionals worked at the County Oak medical centre which has been temporarily closed.

Hove father Steve Walsh, 53, has been identified as the source of the Brighton outbreak after contracting the virus in Singapore. Mr Walsh has made a full recovery and left hospital.

A spokesperson for the home said: “We are pleased that the home has now reopened to visitors. Thanks must go to Public Health England for its support and advice over the last few days, to all the families and visitors who have been patient and understanding, to our staff who have been superb and, last but not least, to our residents who have been good-natured and uncomplaining throughout.”

Public Health England has issued guidance on the assessment and management of suspected coronavirus cases on its website.

 

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