Coronavirus: Individual care home deaths revealed

National Records of Scotland releases data showing number of deaths in individual care homes across Scotland.

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Coronavirus death rates in Scotland’s care homes were more than six times higher in larger facilities over the course of the pandemic, according to a report.

New figures from the Care Inspectorate watchdog show fatalities increased from 2.1 deaths per 100 places in facilities with up to 20 places to 12.6 deaths per 100 places in those with more than 80 places.

The Care Inspectorate recorded more coronavirus-related deaths in care homes than the National Records of Scotland (NRS) – 3774 between March 16, 2020, and March 31, 2021 – although it said its data could not be of the same quality.

Deaths involving COVID-19 occurring in Care Homes by Institution

Ayrshire & Arran
Name Total
Haylie House Residential Home, Largs 1
South Beach House, Ardrossan 3
Grange Nursing Home, Kilmarnock 1
Torrance Lodge Nursing Home, Hurlford 6
Abbeyfield House, Irvine 6
Abbotsford Nursing Home, Ardrossan 6
Craigie Nursing Home, Kilmarnock 4
Buckreddan Care Centre, Kilwinning 6
Gracelands Nursing Home, Kilmarnock 9
Howard House Nursing Home, Kilmarnock 5
Arran View Care Home, Saltcoats 16
Thorntoun Estate Nursing Home, Kilmarnock 2
Springhill Home, Kilmarnock 3
Spiers Care Home, Beith 13
Shalom Nursing Home, Dreghorn 2
Cumnor Hall Home, Ayr 4
Westbank Nursing Home, Troon 8
Windyhall Private Nursing Home, Ayr 5
South Lodge Residential Home, Ayr 6
Queen’s Care Home, Prestwick 9
Templeton House Care Home, Ayr 6
Belhaven Nursing Home, Troon 1
Glenfairn Nursing Home, Ayr 9
Airlie House, Ayr 2
Rozelle Holm Farm Care Home, Ayr 8
The Ayrshire Hospice, Ayr 3
Burnfoot House Care Home, Patna 13
Glebe House Care Home, Dalmellington 4
Dalmellington Care Centre, Dalmellington 12
Dundonald House Nursing Home, Dundonald 4
Bute House Nursing Home, Cumnock 4
Cumbrae Lodge Nursing Home, Irvine 2
Greenbank Nursing Home, Irvine 1
Fullarton Nursing Home, Irvine 22
Claremont Care Home, Ayr 15
Glennie House Care Home, Auchinleck 1
Crossgate Care Centre, Kilmarnock 11
Berelands House Care Home, Prestwick 22
Caledonia Care Home, Saltcoats 7
Name Total
Peebles Nursing Home, Peebles 1
Knowesouth Care Home, Near Jedburgh 1
Deanfield Residential Home, Hawick 2
Grove House, Kelso 3
St Margaret’s Nursing Home, Hawick 4
Lennel House Care Centre, Coldstream 4
Saltgreens Residential Home, Eyemouth 10
St Ronan’s House, Innerleithen 3
SB Cares, Tweedbank 1
Dumfries & Galloway
Name Total
Alma House, Dalbeattie 8
Briery Park, Thornhill 1
Cornwall Park, Newton Stewart 1
Queensberry Private Nursing Home, Sanquhar 1
Lydiafield Care Home, Annan 1
Fleet Valley Care Home, Gatehouse of Fleet 3
Dryfemount Residential Home, Lockerbie 2
Charnwood Lodge, Dumfries 7
Thorney Croft Residential Home, Stranraer 13
Westfield House Residential Home, Lockerbie 5
Name Total
Earlsferry House, Elie 5
Pitlair House, Bow of Fife 1
Westpark Nursing Home, Leslie 13
Methilhaven Home, Methil 1
Balfarg Nursing Home, Glenrothes 4
Leven Beach Nursing Home, Leven 1
St Serf’s Residential Home, Newport-on-Tay 2
Chapel Level Nursing Home, Kirkcaldy 6
Raith Manor Care Home, Kirkcaldy 3
Ladywalk House, Anstruther 1
Methven House, Kirkcaldy 15
Napier House Care Home, Glenrothes 4
Matthew Fyfe Residential Home, Dunfermline 1
Bandrum Nursing Home, Dunfermline 5
Leys Park Nursing Home, Dunfermline 1
Jean Mackie Centre, Dunfermline 1
Canmore Lodge Nursing Home, Dunfermline 13
Gowrie House Nursing Home, Kirkcaldy 2
Craigie House, Crossgates 3
Abbotsford Nursing Home, Kinglassie 1
Scoonie House, Leven 4
Henderson House Care Home, Dalgety Bay 3
Beeches Nursing Home, Dunfermline 1
Lomond Court Nursing Home, Glenrothes 15
Woodside Court, Glenrothes 7
Ostlers House, Kirkcaldy 6
Lindsay House, Lumphinnans 11
Forth Bay Nursing Home, Kincardine 8
Orchard Head House, Rosyth 5
Abbotsford Nursing Home, Methil 4
Abbotsford Nursing Home, Newburgh 1
Glenburnie Care Home, Leven 1
Strathview Residential Care Home, Auchtermuchty 2
Auchtermairnie Care Home, by Kennoway 3
Alexander House Nursing Home, Crossgates 1
Benore Care Home, Lochore 2
Mossview at The Opera, Lochgelly 6
Preston House Nursing Home, Glenrothes 3
Roselea House, Cowdenbeath 1
Headwell House Nursing Home, Dunfermline 1
Forth Valley
Name Total
Stirling Health and Care Village, Stirling 1
Strathcarron Hospice, Denny 15
Wallside Grange Nursing Home, Tamfourhill 1
Burnbrae Home, Falkirk 4
Airthrey Care Nursing Home, Airth 8
Balhousie Wheatlands Care Home, Bonnybridge 2
Summerford House, Falkirk 4
Thorntree Mews Nursing Home, Falkirk 1
Grahamston House, Falkirk 1
Bo’ness Care Home, Bo’ness 3
Kinnaird Manor Nursing Home, Falkirk 16
Caledonian Court Care Home, Larbert 21
Wallace View Care Home, Stirling 1
Strathendrick Home, Balfron 1
Ashlea House Care Home, Callander 4
Randolph Hill Nursing Home, Dunblane 4
Blanefield House, Blanefield 5
Ivybank House Nursing Home, Polmont 3
Forthbank Care Centre, Stirling 4
Orchard Nursing Home, Tullibody 20
Fairview Nursing Home, Bannockburn 17
Newcarron Court Nursing Centre, Falkirk 24
Carrondale Nursing Home, Carron 2
Annfield House Nursing Home, Stirling 14
Barleystone Court Nursing Home, Westquarter 1
Gowanlea, Bannockburn 3
Beechwood Park Nursing Home, Sauchie 6
Hillview Court Care Centre, Sauchie 11
Parklands Care Home, Alloa 6
Glenbervie Care Home, Larbert 2
Name Total
Balnagask House, Torry 1
Bellfield House, Banchory 3
Hawkhill House Nursing Home, Milltimber 5
Broomhill Park, Aberdeen 2
Inchmarlo House Nursing Home, Banchory 9
Alastrean House, Tarland 5
Woodside House Nursing Home, Aberdeen 5
Persley Castle Nursing Home, Aberdeen 8
Maryfield West Nursing Home, Aberdeen 9
Rosewell House, Aberdeen 4
Rubislaw Park Care Home, Aberdeen 15
Kirk Lodge Nursing Home, Laurencekirk 1
Deeside Care Home, Aberdeen 15
Fairview House Nursing Home, Danestone 14
Cowdray Club Nursing Home, Aberdeen 5
Eastleigh Retirement Home, Peterculter 1
Castle Lodge Nursing Home, Inverbervie 1
Badenscoth House, Rothienorman 5
Ythanvale, Ellon 6
Overdon House, Kintore 1
Faithlie Eventide Home, Fraserburgh 1
Wyndwell House Nursing Home, Peterhead 9
Crimond House Nursing Home, Fraserburgh 7
The Grove Nursing Home, Kemnay 2
Kirkburn Court, Peterhead 13
Kynnaird House Nursing Home, Fraserburgh 3
Abbeyside Nursing Home, Elgin 1
Glenisla Home, Keith 5
Wakefield House Nursing Home, Buckie 1
Parklands Nursing Home, Buckie 3
Edenholme Care Home, Aberdeenshire 5
Bennachie View Care Home, Inverurie 2
Meadowlark Nursing Home, Forres 1
Laurels Lodge Nursing Home, Woodside 8
Havencourt Nursing Home, Stonehaven 5
Auchtercrag Care Home, Ellon 5
St Modans Care Home, Fraserburgh 1
Mowat Court Nursing Home, Stonehaven 11
Kingswells Care Home, Aberdeen 11
Abbeyvale Nursing Home, Elgin 1
Pitcairn Lodge Nursing Home, Skene 16
Riverside Nursing Home, Aberdeen 3
Torry Nursing Home, Aberdeen 23
Grandholm Care Home, Bridge of Don 9
Tor-Na-Dee Care Home, Aberdeen 16
Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Name Total
Glenfield Nursing Home, Greenock 4
Belleaire House, Greenock 2
Marchmont, Port Glasgow 6
Little Sisters of the Poor, Greenock 1
Ardgowan Hospice, Greenock 1
Bagatelle Nursing Home, Greenock 5
Balclutha Court Nursing Home, Greenock 11
St Vincent’s Hospice, Howwood 4
Nightingale House, Paisley 4
Norwood House Nursing Home, Barrhead 7
Littleinch Care Home, Inchinnan 9
Accord Hospice, Paisley 1
Craigielea Care Centre, Renfrew 3
Erskine Home, Bishopton 34
Lancefield Care Home, Johnstone 1
Hillside View Nursing Home, Paisley 7
Millview Nursing Home, Barrhead 5
Kyle Court Nursing Home, Paisley 6
Braemount Nursing Home, Paisley 22
Merino Court Nursing Home, Greenock 3
Castleview Nursing Home, Dumbarton 11
Alt-Na-Craig Nursing Home, Greenock 2
Cochrane Care Home, Johnstone 14
Ranfurly Care Home, Johnstone 5
Elderslie Care Home, Paisley 23
Swinton Hill Care Home, Baillieston 2
Ashton Grange Care Centre, Glasgow 9
Mossvale Care Home, Glasgow 6
Greenfield Park Care Centre, Glasgow 7
Golfhill Nursing Home, Glasgow 6
Adams House, Elderslie 4
Four Hills Nursing Home, Glasgow 2
St Joseph’s Nursing Home, Glasgow 6
Campsie View Nursing Home, Kirkintilloch 6
Ashgill Care Home, Glasgow 3
Eastwood Court, Giffnock 11
Wellmeadow Lodge Nursing Home, Newton Mearns 7
Cartvale Nursing Home, Glasgow 5
Whitecraigs Nursing Home, Thornliebank 13
Oxton House Rest Home, Glasgow 1
Nazareth House, Glasgow 10
St Francis Nursing Home, Glasgow 4
Applecross Care Home, Glasgow 1
Kinning Park Nursing Home, Glasgow 3
Silverburn Care Home, Glasgow 10
Parkhouse Manor Nursing Home, Barrhead 5
Crossmyloof Resource Centre, Glasgow 10
Rowandale Nursing Home, Glasgow 1
Darnley Court Nursing Home, Glasgow 26
Ailsa Craig Nursing Home, Glasgow 22
St Margaret of Scotland Hospice, Clydebank 11
Balmanno House, Glasgow 4
David Cargill House, Glasgow 7
Edinbarnet Nursing Home, Hardgate 4
Erskine Glasgow Home, Glasgow 13
Clarence Court, Broomhill 10
Quayside Nursing Home, Glasgow 11
Oakbridge Nursing Home, Glasgow 7
Hillview Care Home, Clydebank 25
Mavisbank Nursing Home, Bishopbriggs 12
Greyfriars Nursing Home, Glasgow 2
Northgate House, Balornock 6
Chester Park Care Home, Glasgow 9
Eastbank Nursing Home, Glasgow 3
Buchanan Lodge Nursing Home, Bearsden 7
Arcadia Gardens Care Centre, Glasgow 6
Montrose Care Home, Paisley 1
Hector House, Glasgow 1
Renfrew Care Home, Renfrew 2
Baillieston Nursing Home, Glasgow 3
Deanfield Nursing Home, Glasgow 15
Hawthorn House, Glasgow 9
Stobhill Nursing Home, Glasgow 4
Orchard Grove Nursing Home, Glasgow 11
Broomfield Court Nursing Home, Glasgow 5
Riverside Care Home, Glasgow 13
Wyndford Locks Nursing Home, Glasgow 9
Crosslet Care Home, Dumbarton 11
Talbot Association, Glasgow 1
Buchanan House Care Home, Bearsden 15
Birdston Nursing Home, Milton of Campsie 11
Haydale Nursing Home, Glasgow 10
Almond View, Glasgow 11
Florence House Nursing Home, Glasgow 1
Westacres Care Home, Newton Mearns 16
Craigend Gardens Nursing Home, Glasgow 1
Craigbank Nursing Home, Possilpark 4
Oakview Manor Care Home, Glasgow 18
Ardencraig Care Home, Glasgow 3
Burnfield Care Home, Giffnock 7
Almond Court Nursing Home, Glasgow 10
Clyde Court Care Home, Clydebank 1
Littleinch Erskine Care Home, Erskine 4
Larkfield Care Centre, Greenock 12
Jordanhill House, Glasgow 1
Burlington Court Care Home, Glasgow 17
Erskine Park Care Home, Bishopton 16
Westerfield Care Centre, Paisley 9
Crannog Care Home, Glasgow 2
Hunterhill Care Home, Paisley 6
Abbotsford House, Bearsden 1
Kincaid House, Greenock 8
Marie Curie Hospice, Glasgow 14
Cumbrae House Nursing Home, Glasgow 9
Westerton Care Home, Bearsden 23
3 Bridges Care Home, Glasgow 16
Mugdock House Care Home, Bearsden 16
Antonine House, Bearsden 7
Mosswood Care Home, Linwood 8
Balquhidder House Care Home, Alexandria 11
Mearns House Care Home, Newton Mearns 2
Springvale Care Home, Lennoxtown 5
Jenny’s Well Care Home, Paisley 7
Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, Dumbreck Road 6
Milngavie Manor, Milngavie 10
Bonnyholm Gardens Care Home, Glasgow 4
Kingsacre Care Home, Duntocher 6
Queens Quay House, Clydebank 1
Name Total
Ashgrove Care Home, Kirn 13
Lochside Care Home, Helensburgh 1
Northwood House, Helensburgh 6
Meallmore Lodge Nursing Home, Inverness 4
Highland Hospice, Inverness 1
Highview House Nursing Home, Inverness 1
Grandview Nursing Home, Grantown-on-Spey 1
Castle Gardens Nursing Home, Invergordon 18
Home Farm Nursing Home, Portree, Isle of Skye 11
Mull Hall Residential Home, Invergordon 9
Fodderty House Residential Home, Dingwall 5
Kintyre House Residential Home, Invergordon 10
Name Total
Flemington House Nursing Home, Cambuslang 15
Dunvegan Residential Home, Cambuslang 1
Greencross Nursing Home, Cambuslang 1
Rowantree/Rodgerpark Care Home, Rutherglen 20
Duncraggan Rest Home, Rutherglen 4
Georgia Park Care Home, Cambuslang 6
Bothwell Castle Care Home, Uddingston 10
St Andrew’s Hospice, Airdrie 3
Darroch Nursing Home, Cumbernauld 8
Rawyards House Nursing Home, Airdrie 4
Rannoch Lodge Nursing Home, Condorrat 10
Craig En Goyne Nursing Home, Kilsyth 7
Centenary House Nursing Home, Coatbridge 1
Cumbernauld Nursing Home, Cumbernauld 4
Abbeydale Court Care Home, Hamilton 9
Murdostoun Castle Nursing Home, Wishaw 1
Avondale Nursing Home, Motherwell 8
Elaina Nursing Home, Wishaw 2
Rosepark Nursing Home, Uddingston 11
Hatton Lea Nursing Home, Bellshill 14
Parksprings Care Home, Motherwell 10
Kirknowe Nursing Home, Wishaw 2
Avonbridge Nursing Home, Hamilton 4
Wellhall Residential Home, Hamilton 7
Muirpark Residential Home, Uddingston 1
Cander Avon House, Stonehouse 2
Meldrum Gardens Care Home, East Kilbride 2
Forefaulds Nursing Home, Calderwood 6
Abbeyfield Extra Care House, Rutherglen 2
Clinton House Nursing Home, Larkhall 5
Lornebank Nursing Home, Hamilton 13
Abercorn House Nursing Home, Hamilton 4
Westwood Nursing Home, East Kilbride 7
Douglas View Nursing Home, Hamilton 7
Kingsgate Care Home, East Kilbride 6
Croftbank House Nursing Home, Uddingston 14
Carrickstone House Nursing Home, Cumbernauld 7
Deanston Nursing Home, Coatbridge 7
Netherton Court Nursing Home, Wishaw 5
Lower Johnshill Nursing Home, 9
Highgate Nursing Home, Uddingston 23
Whitehills Care Home, East Kilbride 25
Lindsayfield Lodge Care Home, East Kilbride 13
Morningside Care Home, Morningside 5
Summerlee House, West Canal Street 17
Beechwood Care Centre, Wishaw 5
Woodside Care Home, Coatbridge 8
Rosaburn House, East Kilbride 7
Beechgrove Care Home, Lanark 6
Cathkin House Care Centre, East Kilbride 5
Lochside Manor Care Home, Bargeddie 2
Bankhouse Residential Home, Lesmahagow 11
Millbrae Care Home, Coatbridge 9
Skye View Care Centre, Airdrie 1
Kilbryde Hospice, Hairmyres 7
Name Total
Milford House, Edinburgh 4
Queens Bay Lodge, Joppa 10
St Columba’s Hospice, Edinburgh 4
St Anne’s Care Home, Musselburgh 2
Trinity House Care Home, Edinburgh 5
Astley House Nursing Home, North Berwick 2
Eskgreen Retirement Home, Musselburgh 6
Belgrave Lodge Nursing Home, Edinburgh 3
Letham Park Care Home, Edinburgh 12
Ferrylee Residential Home, Edinburgh 1
Abbeyfield House, East Linton 1
Jewel House Residential Home, Edinburgh 10
Eagle Lodge Eventide Home, Edinburgh 4
Lennox House Nursing Home, Edinburgh 5
Florabank Residential Home, Haddington 3
St Raphael’s Nursing Home, Edinburgh 3
Marie Curie Hospice, Edinburgh 5
Renaissance at Glencairn, Edinburgh 1
The Barchester Archview Lodge, Dalkeith 15
Morlich House, Edinburgh 1
Davidson House, Edinburgh 4
The Elms Residential Unit, Edinburgh 15
Cluny Lodge Nursing Home, Edinburgh 9
Lorimer House Nursing Home, Edinburgh 8
Fords Road Residential Home, Edinburgh 1
Southpark Retirement Home, Edinburgh 1
Thornlea Nursing Home, Loanhead 15
Braeside House, Edinburgh 2
Highbank Residential Home, Eskbank 7
Clovenstone House, Edinburgh 10
Braid Hills Nursing Home, Edinburgh 21
Jubilee Extra Care Home, Edinburgh 4
Springfield Bank Nursing Home, Bonnyrigg 19
Camilla House Nursing Home, Edinburgh 9
Ashley Court, Edinburgh 5
Drummond Grange Nursing Home, Lasswade 22
Middleton Hall, Uphall 13
Peacock Nursing Home, Livingston 10
Meadowvale Nursing Home, Bathgate 21
Livingston Nursing Home, Muireston 14
Woodlands Nursing Home, Livingston 12
Redmill Nursing Home, East Whitburn 17
Whitdale House, Whitburn 5
Crofthead House Nursing Home, 2
Forthland Lodge, Edinburgh 10
Craigshill Care Home, Livingston 1
Victoria Manor Nursing Home, Edinburgh 24
Burngrange Care Home, West Calder 12
Marionville Care Home, Edinburgh 9
Strachan House, Edinburgh 3
Castlegreen Care Home, Edinburgh 16
Newbyres Village Care Home, Gorebridge 17
Broxburn Nursing Home, Broxburn 1
Drumbrae Care Home, Edinburgh 11
Drummohr Nursing Home, Musselburgh 20
Linlithgow Nursing Home, Linlithgow 5
Crookston Care Facility, Tranent 1
Gilmerton Nursing Home, Edinburgh 10
Tranent Care Home, Tranent 18
Royston Court Care Home, Edinburgh 4
Heatherfield Nursing Home, Armadale 12
Tyneholm Stables Nursing Home, Tranent 12
Erskine Home, Edinburgh 1
Marian House, Edinburgh 4
Blenham House, Edinburgh 13
Guthrie House Care Home, Edinburgh 27
North Merchiston Care Home, Edinburgh 2
Holmesview Nursing Home, Broxburn 4
Inch View Care Home, Edinburgh 1
St Margarets Care Home, Edinburgh 14
Cairdean Care Home, Edinburgh 12
Thorburn Manor Nursing Home, Edinburgh 9
Manor Grange Care Home, Edinburgh 13
Northcare Manor Care Home, Edinburgh 19
Haddington Care Home, Haddington 5
Murrayside Care Home, Edinburgh 1
Cramond Residence, Edinburgh 1
Northcare Suites Care Home, Edinburgh 1
Name Total
Wastview Care Centre, Walls 5
Name Total
Craigie House Residential Home, Dundee 1
Rose House Nursing Home, Dundee 2
Balhousie St Ronan’s Care Home, Dundee 2
Ferry House Residential Home, Broughty Ferry 4
Orchar Nursing Home, Broughty Ferry 3
St Mary’s Residential Home, Monifieth 2
Bridge View Nursing Home, Dundee 14
Turriff House, Dundee 3
Rosebank Care Home, Dundee 2
Kinloch Care Centre, Carnoustie 3
The Barchester South Grange, Grange Road 14
Elder Lea Manor Care Home, Broughty Ferry 3
St Margaret’s Home, Dundee 2
Carmichael House Nursing Home, Dundee 2
Benvie Care Home, Dundee 5
St Columba’s Nursing Home, Dundee 7
Forebank Nursing Home, Dundee 8
Menzieshill House, Dundee 4
Ancaster House, Crieff 2
Balhousie Crieff Care Home, Crieff 1
Craigieknowes Care Home, Perth 14
The Barchester Ochil, Perth 5
Crieff & District Auxiliary Assoc, Crieff 1
Balhousie Rumbling Bridge, Kinross 9
Northlands Nursing Home, Blairgowrie 1
Balhousie North Inch Care Home, Perth 3
Strathtay House, Perth 4
Glenhelenbank Residential Home, Perth 4
Glencairn House Residential Home, Auchterarder 3
Dorward House Residential Home, Montrose 3
Monkbarns House, Arbroath 1
Tarriebank House, Arbroath 1
Lochbank Manor Care Home, Forfar 7
Benholm Care Home, Forfar 10
Finavon Court Care Home, Forfar 1
The Barchester Fordmill, Montrose 5
Lisden Nursing Home, Kirriemuir 14
Bearehill Care Home, Brechin 1
Ballumbie Court Care Home, Dundee 9
Braehill Lodge Residential Home, Carnoustie 2
Harestane Nursing Home, Dundee 12
Willowbank House, Carnoustie 1
Brookfield Residential Home, Carnoustie 1
Meigle Country House, Meigle 10
Redwood House Nursing Home, Broughty Ferry 1
Tigh na Muirn Residential Home, Monifieth 2
Lochleven Care Home, Broughty Ferry 14
Balhousie North Grove Care Home, Perth 7
Louisebrae Nursing Home, Perth 12
Pitkerro Care Centre, Dundee 11
Balhousie Pitlochry Care Home, Pitlochry 1
Kendale Hall, Arbroath 1
Beech Manor Care Home, Rosemount 10
Western Isles
Name Total
Bethesda, Stornoway 2
Taigh A Chridhe Uile Naomh, Daliburgh, South Uist 1
Source: National Records of Scotland, last retrieved 26 May 2021.

The NRS said a total of 3317 people in total have died in care homes in Scotland, where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. The Care Inspectorate number is higher because it includes care home residents who died in other settings, such as hospitals.

The NRS released data on Wednesday showing the number of deaths in individual care homes across Scotland from coronavirus.

The figures were being withheld by the non-ministerial government department in a move that the information watchdog said lacked “transparency”.  

A collaborative project by STV News, The Herald, The Scotsman and DC Thomson had asked for the information as part of an effort to report the full scale of the pandemic on the care sector.  

NRS, which has the responsibility to officially record all deaths in Scotland, had been asked to release the number of confirmed and suspected Covid-19 related deaths in each of Scotland’s care homes but had refused for almost eight months.

NRS had supplied submissions from the Care Inspectorate, Scottish Care and the Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland.

The joint request, submitted under freedom of information legislation, was rejected on a number of grounds by NRS – a decision that was overturned in a ruling by the Scottish Information Commissioner (SIC).  

And on Wednesday the Care Inspectorate released a report that showed care homes for older people provided by the private sector had a higher rate of recording at least one coronavirus death.

It found 60.8% reported at least one such fatality in private premises, compared with 57.1% of care homes provided by the voluntary sector and 50.8% by the public sector.

Care homes located in the most populated areas had higher rates of Covid-related deaths than those in the most remote areas, according to the statistics.

This was at a rate of 11.6 per 100 places in large urban areas compared with 3.7 per 100 places in remote small towns.

Care home deaths related to Covid-19 by local authority: (Source: Care Inspectorate)

Local AuthorityTotal
Aberdeen City171
Argyll & Bute21
City of Edinburgh385
Dumfries & Galloway54
Dundee City104
East Ayrshire94
East Dunbartonshire120
East Lothian81
East Renfrewshire92
Glasgow City537
Na h-Eileanan Siar2
North Ayrshire94
North Lanarkshire213
Perth & Kinross103
Scottish Borders36
Shetland Islands5
South Ayrshire118
South Lanarkshire291
West Dunbartonshire85
West Lothian138

There were similar rates of fatalities in those previously rated very good or excellent, adequate or good and weak or unsatisfactory.

The NRS released separate data on Wednesday providing a breakdown of deaths in individual care homes across Scotland.

Most coronavirus-related deaths by care home: (Source: National Records of Scotland)

Care HomeTotal
Erskine Home, Renfrewshire (Erskine Hospital)34
Guthrie House, Edinburgh (Four Seasons)27
Darnley Court, Glasgow (HC-One)26
Whitehills Care, South Lanarkshire (Thistle Healthcare)25
Hillview, West Dunbartonshire (Advinia)25
Newcarron Court, Falkirk (Advinia)24
Elderslie, Renfrewshire (Advinia)23
Highgate, North Lanarkshire (HC-One)23
Torry, Aberdeen (Renaissance)23
Westerton, East Dunbartonshire (Bearsden Care)23
Victoria Manor, Edinburgh (HC-One)24
Ailsa Craig, Glasgow (HC-One)22
Fullarton, Irvine (HC-One)22
Berelands House, Prestwick (Priory)22
Drummond Grange, Midlothian (Barchester)22
Braemount, Renfrewshire (Advinia)22
Caledonian Court, Falkirk (Care UK)21
Rowantree/Rodger Park, South Lanarkshire (Advinia)20
Orchard Nursing Home, Clackmannanshire (HC-One)20
Drummohr Care Home, East Lothian (HC-One)20

Coronavirus deaths in hospitals

The NRS also released a breakdown of coronavirus deaths by the hospital they occurred in.

Hospitals in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde health board area have recorded the most deaths, with the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) in Glasgow recording the most coronavirus deaths in Scotland.

The QEUH had 809 deaths, while Glasgow’s Royal Infirmary had 628, the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley 425 and Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Greenock, 138.

In Lothian, Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary recorded 368 Covid-19 deaths, and the city’s Western General Hospital 152.

St John’s Hospital in Livingston had 134 deaths.

In Tayside, Ninewells Hospital in Dundee had 340 coronavirus fatalities while in Ayrshire and Arran the University Hospital Crosshouse, Kilmarnock, had 339 and the University Hospital Ayr 186.

A total of 362 deaths took place in Lanarkshire’s University Hospital Wishaw, with 297 in University Hospital Monklands, Airdrie, and 282 in University Hospital Hairmyres in East Kilbride.

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary recorded the most deaths in Grampian with 261, Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert the most in Forth Valley with 315, and Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, had the most in Fife with 210.

Almost a third (30%) of people who have died with Covid-19 lived in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde health board area, according to NRS data, with 17% in Lanarkshire and 14% in Lothian.

NRS published the data along with its weekly breakdown of Covid-19 deaths.

It shows that 10,114 people have now died in Scotland with confirmed or suspected coronavirus.

Four deaths relating to the virus were registered between May 17 and May 23, down two on the previous week.

This is the lowest weekly total since September 2020.

Two of these deaths were in South Lanarkshire, one in East Dunbartonshire and one in Falkirk.

The statistics are published weekly and cover all deaths registered in Scotland where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

They differ from the lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths announced daily by the Scottish Government because the NRS figures include suspected or probable cases of Covid-19.

Click here to download the full Care Inspectorate data on Covid-19 deaths in care services.

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