Leading care home provider HC-One has said its Highgate care home in Glasgow is now COVID-19 free and in recovery following 22 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
The news follows a Channel 4 report on the home sharing the heroic efforts of its frontline team and highlighting the mental and physical impact of COVID-19 on care staff.
An HC-One spokesperson said: “Our thoughts and sympathies are with all families who have lost a loved one from coronavirus and we are doing our utmost to support them during this difficult time.
“Caring for our residents and supporting our colleagues is at the heart of what we do, and we are doing everything we can to make sure our residents and colleagues stay safe and well throughout these challenging times.
“We have a comprehensive coronavirus contingency plan in place, which was created by our Clinical Director and reflects the latest government guidance. We are working closely with our local health and care partners, and we have all the medical equipment, PPE, and supplies we need to protect residents and colleagues alike.
“We are proud of our colleagues and how they have risen to the challenge of the coronavirus outbreak by showing huge dedication and commitment to our residents. We are providing round-the-clock support for all our teams, and we are also grateful to relatives for their ongoing support and understanding.”
The care home operator has reported 4,819 reported or confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of May 13 with 867 resident fatalities.