Covid-19 claims more lives at Laois nursing home in Stradbally

Modesto Morganelli
Gennaio 14, 2021

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

He confirmed that from Wednesday, nursing home residents will now be tested every week as part of the serial testing programme.

Residents and staff at Wikwemikong Nursing Home on Manitoulin Island will be the first in the Sudbury district to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. In fact, two of our nursing homes are being vaccinated this week and Dromineen was supposed to be vaccinated on January 19.

Mr Daly also said that active outbreaks will not stop vaccination teams from vaccinating residents in nursing homes who do not have the virus.

He explained that residents who have not tested positive for the virus have now been separated from the infected cohort.

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

He said: "I would like to take this opportunity to express my deepest sympathies, from everyone in Droimnín Nursing Home, to the families of those residents".

"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". They are like family and it is so traumatic when a resident passes away.

Mr Brennan explained that some staff members are now living on the nursing home's grounds to ensure that they do not have to reenter the community.

"On behalf of Council, I am pleased to report that the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be arriving next week and is designated for our Nursing Home residents and staff".

"We must work together by staying apart, staying home and staying COVID-safe", the agency said. The CEO confirmed that there had been no COVID-19 cases linked to any of Brookhaven's five nursing homes.

Public health has "the overall responsibility for the unprecedented COVID-19 vaccination program", the release notes, while the province is leading the overall COVID-19 immunization strategy for Ontario and has identified who will get the vaccine first.

"As we hear from Dr Colm Henry and other people, the virus is just rampant in the community and it was a race against time to get the vaccinations done", Mr Brennan told Morning Ireland on RTE Radio One this morning.

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