After Covid hospital discharge case, Lanarkshire nursing home closed to new admissions

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After a patient discharged from hospital tested positive for Covid-19, a Lanarkshire nursing home has been closed to new admissions.

In Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, Rannoch Lodge nursing home sent letters to families telling them that 14 days of temporary restrictions had been imposed by Public Health Scotland, which included a ban on garden visits.

One letter, seen by The, notes that after a Covid case was found “following admission from hospital.” the action was taken.

“We believe the risk of transmission has been minimized due to enhanced infection control procedures and vigilance of all staff in the home.”We believe that because of enhanced infection control procedures and vigilance of all employees in the home, the risk of transmission has been minimized.

Today, limits are thought to have been lifted.

Where cases are reported, health departments, the long-term care regulatory agency and the homes themselves have the right to enforce licensing limits on nursing homes.

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