Care UK confirms six resident deaths following COVID-19 outbreak

Caledonian Court

Care UK has confirmed the deaths of six residents who tested COVID-19 positive at a care home in Falkirk.

The operator is managing the outbreak at Caledonian Court care home in Larbert in partnership with an Incident Management Team led by NHS Forth Valley.

Care UK’s Regional Director Elizabeth McKeegan said: “We would like to send our condolences to the families and friends of residents who have passed away over the past few days. My team at the care home is working tirelessly to support residents and each other at this difficult time.

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“I’d like to reassure everyone that we are doing everything in our power to keep people safe and comfortable. We have provided additional support from experienced senior managers and we have all the necessary PPE as well as other measures like deep cleaning. We would like to thank colleagues working in the home and the team at NHS Forth Valley for their expertise and ongoing support.”

The care home provider said all appropriate measures had been taken and strict infection control measures were in place.

NHS Forth Valley’s Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Dr Jennifer Champion, said: “We extend our deepest sympathy to those who have lost loved ones in these sad circumstances. The safety of residents is paramount and we are continuing to closely monitor the situation. Other residents who have tested positive are isolating and further tests are being carried out on both staff and residents within the care home.”

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