Coronavirus in Scotland: Aberdeenshire care home outbreak sees more than 40 positive cases

An Aberdeenshire care home is being investigated after 44 cases of Covid-19 were detected in both staff and residents there.

Inchmarlo care home sees outbreak of 44 positive covid-19 cases.
Inchmarlo care home sees outbreak of 44 positive covid-19 cases.

Inchmarlo Care Home in Banchory is now closed to new admissions and visitors after the coronavirus outbreak.NHS Grampian say that the 44 cases affect both residents and staff at the care home. A spokesperson for NHS Grampian said: “An investigation is ongoing into a number of detected cases of Covid-19 associated with Inchmarlo Care Home in Banchory.“NHS Grampian’s Health Protection Team and the Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership are working closely with the management and staff team at the home to support them to continue to deliver care to all residents.“The home is now closed to new admissions and visiting.”A spokeswoman for the care home said the residents and staff’s wellbeing remained their highest priority.She said: “We are working closely with our local health and care partners and we are taking all steps to respond appropriately to the situation.“The safety and wellbeing of residents, homeowners and staff remain our priorities.”

The care home’s spokesperson also commented that they are closely following procedures, guidance and protocol to ensure the safety and wellbeing for those within and working at the care home.

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She added: “We would like to assure everyone concerned that correct adherence to procedures, guidance and protocols remains of paramount importance at all times.“We will continue to engage with the relevant organisations to work through the challenges and wish to thank residents, homeowners, staff, families and friends for their support.”

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