Five More Residents Pass Away As Covid Numbers Climb At Stranraer Care Home

Following an outbreak of COVID-19 at Thorney Croft Care Home in Stranraer, 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 five deaths of a resident where COVID was recorded as being present, bringing the total to six, with positive cases standing at 41 staff and 42 residents.


Thoughts continue to be with families and with staff at this time.


Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership note that this 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.


A spokesman for Community Integrated Care said: “We continue to implement extensive infection control measures and have deployed additional senior leadership support to be based in the home.  
“We are continuing to work closely with the Local Authority, Public Health teams and the Care Inspectorate to ensure that we are taking all necessary steps to protect everyone within the home and provide the practical and emotional support needed.”