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Elderly nursing home resident transferred to Noble’s

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A nursing home resident thought to be the oldest person in the Island so far to test positive for coronavirus, has been moved from her nursing home to Noble’s Hospital.

The 91 year old was transferred as a precaution and after assessment by clinicians, has been admitted to the inpatient Covid 19 ward.

Contact tracing is underway and the Department of Health and Social Care is supporting the management of the nursing home while staff continue to care for other residents at the facility.

Visiting is not currently allowed at nursing and care homes. Provision has been made at the facility for its residents to self-isolate comfortably, and staff have been following appropriate guidance on safety measures to prevent infection spread.

Elderly people are recognised as among the most vulnerable in society, and guidance on the most effective shielding measures has been circulated to vulnerable residents, including the over-70s.