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Wigan is the worst hit borough for Covid care home deaths in Greater Manchester

Manchester Evening News logo Manchester Evening News 21/07/2021 Thomas Molloy

Wigan has the highest rate of coronavirus care home deaths in Greater Manchester, figures released today (July 21) reveal.

In total, 291 deaths were recorded in Wigan's care homes, between April 10, 2020 and March 31, 2021.

The borough is also home to the worst-hit care home in the country, according to data from the CQC (Care Quality Commission).

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There were 44 deaths at Bedford Care Home, in Leigh, between the same dates.

It has also been revealed that 36 of these deaths were during the first wave of the pandemic.

Healthier Wigan Partnership, the borough's local care organisation, said that it is "vital to recognise that behind each number is a person, and a family and a team of individuals who loved and cared for them."

A spokesman said: "The Covid-19 pandemic is one of the biggest challenges of our lifetimes.

"This data highlights the human impact, and it is vital to recognise that behind each number is a person, and a family and a team of individuals who loved and cared for them.

“Throughout the pandemic, our care home staff have worked incredibly hard to provide care and comfort to some of the borough’s most vulnerable residents at a very difficult time.

“From the outset we took a proactive approach to the response, sourcing our own PPE when there was a national shortage, deploying council staff to support frontline roles, providing training on infection control to all care homes and even providing iPads to keep families and GPs connected to their loved ones and patients.

“In addition, we set up one of the biggest designated care settings in the region to support discharge out of hospital for those with COVID-19 to avoid transmittance in care homes. And our vaccination programme prioritised care home residents and workforce.

“The Heathier Wigan Partnership would like to thank our local care homes for their important and valued contribution during the last 16 months.”

Full list of deaths by care home

Bedford Care Home - 44

St George's (Wigan) Limited - 18

Cuerden Developments Limited - Appleby Court - 15

High Peak Lodge Residential & Nursing Home - 14

Ashton View Nursing Home - 13

Westwood Lodge - 12

Mahogany Care Home - 12

Belong Atherton Care Village - 10

Dean Wood Manor - 8

Carrington Court - 8

Belong Wigan Care Village - 7


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Haighfield Care Home - 7

Ash Tree House - 7

Norley Hall Care Home - 7

Greenacres Residential Care Home - 7

Barley Brook - 6

Heathside Residential Home - 6

The Chanters - 6

Richmond House - 6

Garswood House Residential Care Home - 6

Golborne House Residential Care Home - 6

Lakeside Nursing & Residential Home - 5

Rosebridge Court - 5

Westleigh Lodge - 5

Ancliffe Residential Care Home - 5

Lyndhurst Residential Care Home - 5

Thorley House Residential Care Home - 5

Ashwood Residential Care Home - 4

Norfolk House - 3

Woodlands Court Care Home - 3

Montrose Hall - 3

Cuerden Developments Limited - Alexandra Court - 3

Cuerden Developments Limited - Alexandra Grange - 3

The Acorns - 3

Ambleside Bank Care Home - 2

Lakelands Residential Care Home - 2

Lakeview - 2

Primrose Villa Care Home - 1

Lime House - 1

Shawcross Care Home - 1

Windsor House Care Home - 1

Hillcrest Residential Home - 1

Hourigan House Residential Care Home - 1

The Hamiltons Care Home - 1

Worthington Lake Care Home - 1

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