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Public prosecutor receives reports on deaths at Scottish care home

Home Farm

Police reports on the deaths of three people at a Scottish care home during COVID-19 have been passed onto the public prosecutor.

The Procurator Fiscal said it had received the reports on the deaths at HC-One’s Home Farm Care Home in Skye.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “The multi-agency large scale investigation into standards of care is ongoing and Police Scotland will continue to assess information provided to us through that process and to investigate any possible criminal neglect. However, we can confirm that information gathered during our enquiries into the deaths at Home Farm, Skye, has been passed to COPFS for their consideration.”

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The home, which has suffered 11 COVID-19 related deaths, has been purchased by NHS Highland.

A Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service spokesperson said: “The investigation into the deaths is ongoing and the families will continue to be kept updated in relation to any significant developments.”

A spokesperson for the home said:  “We know the Crown office, supported by Police Scotland, is leading a review into every COVID-19 death in a Scottish care home, as announced in May, and we will cooperate fully with this and any other investigations into COVID-19 related deaths. We fully understand the effect of this unprecedented pandemic on our residents, their relatives and our colleagues who have been caring for them, and we have the utmost sympathy for the upset and loss that has been felt by so many in recent months.”

 

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