7th Resident Dies During COVID Outbreak At Dumfries Care Home 

Following an outbreak of COVID-19 at Charnwood Lodge Care Home in Dumfries, Community Integrated Care – the charity which runs the home – and Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership have been working in close partnership to ensure all necessary plans and protocols are in place to manage the outbreak.  


Very sadly, within the past week there has been a further death of a resident of where COVID was recorded as being present, bringing the total to seven.


Thoughts are with the family and with staff at this time.


Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership note that has been a very difficult and distressing situation for all involved, and note the swift action, dedication and commitment of care home operators Community Integrated Care and their colleagues in how they have responded.


Many staff who had been required to enter a period of self-isolation as a result of the outbreak have completed that period and now returned to assist colleagues in managing the situation.


Work was immediately undertaken to contain the spread of COVID-19, and this has not been an easy task against what is an invisible and highly transmissible virus. This outbreak demonstrates just how challenging it is to contain the virus even when all the correct protocols are being observed.

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