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Two more deaths reported at Stradbally nursing home

Covid-19 claims another life at Laois nursing home on the day before vaccination due to begin Covid-19 claims another life at nursing home in Midlands as vaccinations set to start at facility
Gustavo Carr | 14 January, 2021, 13:39

The large outbreak occurred at Droimnin Nursing Home in Stradbally, Co Laois, in the last week.

Some 49 residents have tested positive for the virus in the 101 bed facility.

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In addition to this, 33 staff members have also contracted the virus.

He thanked the health unit, nurses working with staff at the home, Health Sciences North and the nursing home itself "for making this a reality". It said it is working with nursing homes targeted for vaccination and plans must be flexible to accommodate unforeseen events, which may be operational or as a result of outbreaks of any contagious illness.

"We have accommodation on-site for staff and we are extremely grateful for them not going back to the community to their families during this critical period to ensure the additional protection of our residents at this time".

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'To the whole community of Stradbally, it has been a devastating blow.

"On behalf of council, I am pleased to report that the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be arriving this week and are designated for our nursing home residents and staff", said Ogimaa Duke Peltier, in a press release.

"It's a huge loss and I want to express my sympathy to the families of the residents who died, not just in our nursing home, but in the nursing home community, generally".

"I am thrilled to see the vaccine getting into the arms of the most vulnerable people in our area, and those who care for them", said Dr. For the staff who work tirelessly and develop close relationships with residents who they have grown to love.

Staff members are now living on the grounds of the Laois nursing home to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. So, literally 19 days before we were due to be vaccinated, Covid hit. The CEO confirmed that there had been no COVID-19 cases linked to any of Brookhaven's five nursing homes.

COVID-19 vaccines were due to get underway in the nursing home next week but have now been postponed due to the outbreak.