Wikwemikong Nursing Home will have COVID-19 vaccines this week

Henrietta Strickland
January 14, 2021

He added that 35 of the Covid-19 positive residents are within one to three days of the critical 14 day period since infection.

'It is a huge loss, ' Mr Brennan said.

"It's been devastating for everybody". For the staff who work tirelessly and develop close relationships with residents who they have grown to love. For the entire community of Stradbally it has been a devastating blow. In fact, two of our nursing homes are being vaccinated this week and Dromineen was supposed to be vaccinated on January 19.

"We must work together by staying apart, staying home and staying COVID-safe", the agency said.

"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". The first phase of the rollout prioritizes residents, essential caregivers, and staff of congregate care settings for seniors; health-care workers; adults in First Nations, Metis, and Inuit populations; and adult recipients of chronic home health care.

He said 50 residents are positive with the majority having no symptoms.

The latest sad deaths within the past 24 hours at Droimnín Nursing Home in Stradbally were confirmed today by Gearóid Brennan, chief executive of Brookhaven Healthcare which runs the home.

Six residents at Droimnin Nursing Home in Laois have died from COVID-19 in the last week. Pic Shutterstock
Six residents at Droimnin Nursing Home in Laois have died from COVID-19 in the last week. Pic Shutterstock

A total of eight residents have died at the Stradbally nursing home since Monday 4 January, following a sudden outbreak just before New Year's Eve. "There's no room for complacency at all", Mr Daly told Morning Ireland.

"Chief Peltier and the staff of the Wikwemikong Nursing Home are the champions, and Public Health Sudbury & Districts are proud to support them in this historic moment".

Some 49 residents have tested positive for the virus in the 101 bed facility.

The Nursing Home will be the first to get the vaccine in the Sudbury district.

"The only people that will not get the vaccine are those that have had the virus in the last four weeks, under the clinical guidance issued by Pfizer".

Staff members are now living on the grounds of the Laois nursing home to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.

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