Twenty-six people test positive for Covid-19 at Redditch dementia facility - The Redditch Standard

Twenty-six people test positive for Covid-19 at Redditch dementia facility

Harry Leach 7th Dec, 2020 Updated: 7th Dec, 2020   0

TWENTY-six people have tested positive for Covid-19 at Dorothy Terry House in Redditch.

The extra care facility, which contains 42 one and two bed apartments, supports people living with dementia.

Those who have tested positive have been self-isolating since December 2 and will continue to do so until this Saturday, December 12.

Dr. Kathryn Cobain, the director of Public Health in Worcestershire, said: “Worcestershire County Council is working with Public Health England (PHE) Midlands to support Dorothy Terry House following an outbreak of Covid-19.

“Close contacts are being identified and advised to self-isolate for 14 days, in accordance with the national guidance.

“Public Health partners are working closely with the extra care facility to ensure prevention measures are in place and we continue to work collectively to monitor the situation and to ensure all necessary action is taken.”

Dorothy Terry House was unavailable to comment when contacted by the Standard.

It was formerly a Victorian mansion house before it was redeveloped into the care facility.

Each apartment has a modern fitted kitchen, en-suite bathroom and open plan lounge area and can accommodate individuals living with dementia and also couples where one or both have dementia.

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