Deaths reported at Perth care home following COVID-19 outbreak


A number of deaths have been reported at a Perth care home following a coronavirus outbreak.

The Courier reported that less than nine people had sadly died as a result of the COVID outbreak at Craigieknowes Care Home, which is operated by Four Seasons Health Care.

Four Seasons told CHP it could not confirm the number of COVID related infections and deaths at the home for privacy reasons but added: “We are greatly saddened by the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic and we are putting all our resources and energy into supporting and protecting everyone in our homes through this very difficult time.

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“Daily updates are provided to care authorities on all confirmed and suspected cases of coronavirus and we are keeping the families of our residents fully informed. Our strict protocols on infectious diseases are in place in all of our care homes, including social distancing and barrier nursing, and we are closely monitoring the health of residents and colleagues. We would like to thank our colleagues, who are continuing to work tirelessly to support our residents under difficult circumstances.”

The home, which provides care for 47 people, was rated ‘weak’ for its care and support during the pandemic by the Care Inspectorate following an inspection in October 2020 and was order to review its infection control procedures.

Craigieknowes was also rated weak in three areas in March of last year.

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