HSE confirms COVID-19 outbreak at Galway nursing home

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The Health Service Executive has confirmed that there has been an outbreak of COVID-19 at a nursing home in South Galway.

The HSE has said that it is working to support management of the nursing home in delivering care to residents during the outbreak.

Public Health HSE West are conducting a daily outbreak teleconference with the facility and Community Healthcare West,” a statement from the HSE said.

“The HSE continues to provide a range of supports to all Long Term Residential Facilities across the country, including Private Nursing Homes.

“This support is primarily managed through area Covid Response Teams and includes management support, provision of free PPE and other necessary supplies, Public Health and other clinical inputs, accommodation arrangements for certain staff, support with sourcing staffing and, in some cases, the reassignment of HSE staff to support nursing homes.”

This is the second reported outbreak of COVID-19 at a residential facility in Galway in recent days after the majority of staff and residents tested positive at Nightingale Nursing Home in Ahascragh.