Perthshire care home slammed for its lack of Covid infection control in inspectors report

A CARE home in Perthshire where 19 residents tested positive for Covid has been slammed by inspectors for its “serious lack of infection control”.

Glenhelenbank Residential Home in Luncarty had a visit from inspectors on December 12 which highlighted problems with their handling of the virus. 

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The report follows a visit to the home on December 12


The report follows a visit to the home on December 12Credit: Alamy

The visit revealed that the staff didn’t always wear PPE even though there was plenty of supply. 

A Care Inspectorate report had also highlighted the “serious concerns with infection prevention and control measures in place.”

The home only scored one out of 10 for its services in the report which is deemed unsatisfactory.

The report states: “This was a focused inspection to evaluate how well people were being supported during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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“At the time of the inspection there were 12 people living at Glenhelenbank. Ten residents and nine members of staff had tested positive for Covid-19.

“We concluded that whilst staff worked hard and cared for people with dignity and respect, the demands on

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