Police investigate deaths at care home with 56 COVID-19 cases

Home Farm

A police investigation has been launched into the deaths of three residents where 56 residents and staff have contracted COVID-19.

Police Scotland said they were investigating circumstances surrounding the death of three women aged 84, 86 and 88 at HC-One’s Home Farm care home in the Isle of Skye. Ten people at the home have sadly died with COVID-19 symptoms.

The investigation came after a court hearing over a bid to revoke HC-One’s licence to operate the home was extended for three weeks.

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A spokesperson for the home said: “We are committed to cooperating fully with any investigations into the coronavirus related deaths. This is an unprecedented situation and we are thankful for the support of our local staff team, the NHS and our local authority partners.

“We have previously accepted that improvements are needed at Home Farm and apologise to our residents, their families, and the local community.

“We have made significant progress and are continuing to make sustained and continued improvements across the home so we can deliver the very best for residents and colleagues at Home Farm.

“We look forward to continuing our strong and effective partnership with NHS Highland as we progress with our robust action plan and remain wholly focused on delivering the best possible care, both now and for the long term.”

As of May 22, HC-One has reported 5,278 suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 as well 934 fatalities linked to the virus.

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