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A Glasgow care home has denied claims that workers were “kept in the dark” about a patient who was suffering from Coronavirus.

A concerned member of staff contacted the Glasgow Times saying employees at Orchard Grove in Toryglen had not been informed of the situation.

Our source who does not wish to be named said: "A resident in a Glasgow City Council, care home, Orchard Grove contacted Coronavirus, yet we as workers were not told.

"I am furious at this."

Orchard Grove which is run by Glasgow City Council states that care home staff as well as residents, their families and the public health authority were all made aware of the situation and that protocols were being followed to reduce risk and stop the spread of Covid-19.

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The local authority also added that the issue was resolved last week, and the patient taken into hospital once it was confirmed they had the disease.

A spokeswoman for Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership, said: “A resident in one of our residential homes for the elderly was taken to hospital and confirmed as having Covid-19.

“In line with established protocols the family of the resident were informed as were other residents, their families and the care home staff.

“Public Health Scotland guidelines were followed in terms of making safe the areas where the resident had been.

"We are continuing to do our upmost to reduce the risk of the virus spreading amongst residents and staff including use of PPE, where appropriate, operating within public health guidance, social distancing in the homes and placing restrictions on visiting.”

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Glasgow City Council is continuing to work closely with Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Health Protection Scotland to monitor and respond to the national situation.

Colleagues from across their service areas have been meeting regularly over the past few weeks to identify and discuss the issues. They are also working to put plans in place manage the situation as it develops, following official advice and guidance.