Seven residents have sadly died at a Scottish care home under investigation following a significant COVID-19 outbreak.
HC-One said 32 residents and 25 staff had tested positive for COVID-19 at Redmill Care Home in West Lothian. The care home operator said everyone infected was self-isolating with testing having been completed.
A HC-One spokesperson said: “Our thoughts and sympathies are with all families who have lost a loved one from coronavirus. Caring for our residents and supporting our colleagues is at the heart of what we do and we are doing our utmost to support them during this difficult time.
“We have a comprehensive coronavirus contingency plan in place and we are working closely with NHS Lothian and Public Health to ensure we are doing all we can to support and protect our residents.
“The home has always been well supplied with the medical equipment and PPE needed to protect residents and colleagues alike. Where possible, the home has higher than normal staffing levels so that colleagues and residents are supported at this challenging time. We also have additional senior management supporting the home seven days a week and we are engaging daily with the NHS so that residents can access the healthcare they need.
“We are in contact with the next of kin of our residents, and we are grateful for their ongoing support and understanding. We are very proud of our colleagues and how they have shown huge dedication and commitment to our residents.”
An investigation is under way into the home as well as Renaissance Care’s Milford House in Edinburgh after both suffered a significant coronavirus outbreak.