Number of residents die at Aberdeenshire care home after contracting Covid-19

A number of residents at an Aberdeenshire care home have died after contracting Covid-19.
Kirkburn Court care home in Peterhead. Picture: Barchester HealthcareKirkburn Court care home in Peterhead. Picture: Barchester Healthcare
Kirkburn Court care home in Peterhead. Picture: Barchester Healthcare

The owners of Kirkburn Court care home in Peterhead said that “tragically,” individuals who had been confirmed with the virus had passed away.

It is not yet known how many residents have died at the home, which looks after private residents as well as those placed there by Aberdeenshire Council.

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In a statement, Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s biggest care providers, said: "We are reporting all Covid-19 information to the relevant authorities, and it is a constantly changing picture.

"However, we can confirm that we have had individuals confirmed with Covid-19 at the home, and tragically some of those have sadly passed away.

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"Every one of these deaths is a tragedy for all of us, and we send our heartfelt condolences to our residents, their families and our staff that have suffered."

Barchester said the home was in regular contact with Health Protection Scotland and the local authority.

Figures released last week showed that, up to 10 May, 93 deaths had been recorded at care homes in the Grampian health board area where coronavirus was listed on the death certificate.

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