A fourth resident at a Laois nursing home has sadly passed away following a Covid-19 outbreak.
Management at Kilminchy Lodge Nursing Home in Portlaoise confirmed the sad news in a statement issued this afternoon.
They said: “Our Family Liaison Officer is available to all families and is providing support where required.
“The management, staff and community at Kilminchy Lodge Nursing Home express our sincere sympathy and condolences to the families and relatives of our deceased residents.
“The nursing home continues to work closely with Public Health, The HSE and HIQA.
“We want to acknowledge and thank our hard-working staff who continue to provide selfless and tireless dedication in the care of our residents.
“They constantly provide the highest standards of professional care, while also caring for our residents with the utmost of kindness and compassion.
“We also want to acknowledge the medical support given by Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise.
“The management and staff at Kilminchy Lodge are also grateful for the support of the families and friends of all our residents during these difficult times.
“The goodwill, support and kindness of the local community and local businesses has been incredible, we are humbled by the generosity and kindness of so many people who have sent their best wishes during these difficult times.”
Management also confirmed that two of the residents had passed away in Portlaoise Hospital with the other two passing away in the home itself.
Last week, the nursing home was dealing with 31 cases of the virus attached to the home.
21 were residents and a further 10 were staff who had also become infected.
A second round of testing had been carried out yesterday and results of that should be known shortly.