Lives lost following Covid-19 outbreak at care home near Banchory

A number of people have died following an outbreak of Covid-19 in a care home near Banchory.

Thursday, 10th December 2020, 8:18 am
A number of elderly residents at the home have been affected by Covid-19, and sadly there have now been deaths reported to be connected to the virus.
A number of elderly residents at the home have been affected by Covid-19, and sadly there have now been deaths reported to be connected to the virus.

NHS Grampian and Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership have confirmed that as of last night, there were 91 detected cases of Covid-17 associated with Inchmarlo House Care Home.

And the home has now confirmed that some of those affected have lost their lives.

Statement from Inchmarlo House Care Home says: “Inchmarlo House Care Home is very grateful to residents, Inchmarlo homeowners, staff, families, friends and the local community for their support.

“We are deeply touched by the many expressions of kindness during these difficult times.

“We would like to thank all of the organisations that are supporting us and we continue to work closely with Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership which is supporting us at this difficult time.

“Sadly, some of those affected have passed away. The loss of any member of the Inchmarlo family is a tragedy, and our thoughts are with all those affected including their family, friends and the staff involved in their care.

“We are not able to comment further, due to the need for privacy of all residents and out of respect for all families, with whom we are in regular communication.”

The statement continues: “Everyone at Inchmarlo House Care Home is wholly focused on the care of residents and is giving 100 per cent of their time to this just now.”

A spokesperson for the Incident Management Team: “There are now 91 detected cases of Covid-19 associated with Inchmarlo.

“We continue to support Inchmarlo House Care Home to manage the outbreak and we are deploying staff into the home to help in supporting the management and staff team to continue to care for residents.

“The home remains closed to new admissions and visiting.”