BREAKING: COVID-19 leads to 'a number of deaths' in Falkirk area care home

NHS Forth Valley has expressed deepest sympathy to the relatives of care home residents who sadly died after contracting coronavirus.

By James Trimble
Wednesday, 4th November 2020, 11:19 am

Health officials would not confirm the actual number of people who had died in Caledonian Court care home, in Victoria Road, Larbert, which last month confirmed individuals had tested positive for COVID019 at the premises.

The outbreak is being managed in partnership by an incident management team led by NHS Forth Valley and the home’s owners, Care UK.

According to NHS Forth Valley, all appropriate support measures have been taken and strict infection control measures are in place.

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A number of residents at Caledonian Court care home have died after contracting COVID-19

Dr Jennifer Champion, NHS Forth Valley consultant in public health medicine, said: “We extend our deepest sympathy to those who have lost loved ones in these sad circumstances. The safety of residents is paramount and we are continuing to closely monitor the situation.

“Other residents who have tested positive are isolating and further tests are being carried out on both staff and residents within the care home.”

Care UK’s regional director Elizabeth McKeegan added: “We would like to send our condolences to the families and friends of residents who have passed away over the past few days. My team at the care home is working tirelessly to support residents and each other at this difficult time.

“I’d like to reassure everyone we are doing everything in our power to keep people safe and comfortable. We have provided additional support from experienced senior managers and have all necessary PPE as well as other measures like deep cleaning.

“We thank colleagues working in the home and the team at NHS Forth Valley for their expertise and ongoing support.”