Thirteen inhabitants of A. Corona Virus The outbreak in a Scottish nursing home has been described as “weak” for its response to Covid-19.
Mavesbank Care Home in Bishobrejs, Near Glasgow, confirmed the deaths, and said 11 employees and seven residents were still positive for the virus after the outbreak in recent weeks.
We said earlier this month how inspectors raised a “great concern” about hygiene in the home as an operator HC-one It confirmed that 26 people were infected with the virus.
The Welfare Inspectorate has ordered a deep cleaning of the building, which supports about 45 elderly and 15 young people with disabilities, and said that staff did not always follow safe hygiene practices during a visit last month.
She said the care and support provided during the pandemic had been “weak” in areas related to health, welfare, infection control and employment.
Inspectors also raised “significant concerns” about the condition of the building and said that employees were not fully aware of Covid-19 directives in several areas, such as the correct use of gloves, masks and cleaning products.
However, the agency said the staff supported the residents with “kindness and compassion.”
Issued four requirements for the operator to put them into practice before next month.
HC-One said that health, safety and welfare personnel and residents are “an absolute priority” and that comments received from the welfare inspectorate are taken “very seriously.”
A spokeswoman, confirming the recent deaths at home, said: “Our thoughts and compassion are with all the families who have lost a loved one due to Coronavirus. The families and our team feel every loss deeply, and we are doing our best to support them during this difficult time.
As we deal with this disease, we continue to work closely with all relevant authorities to contain the virus and protect our population.
“We are pleased that a number of the population has now recovered, and we continue to closely monitor the health and well-being of all those affected. This includes following all government guidelines regarding infection prevention and control.
“We are grateful for the continued support and understanding from the families, and we could not be more proud of our team that continues to work on the front lines of this crisis to support the largest possible number of residents to return to good health.”