Grieving sister pleads "Please let us see our dying loved ones" after coronavirus claims her brother's life

The grieving sister of a tragic coronavirus patient yesterday begged health chiefs to allow families to see their dying relatives after she was unable to say “goodbye” to her brother. He is one of 11 people who died at Elderslie Care Home last week after falling ill with the disease. “That would have meant so, so much tous.” Read More News: The woman said the devastation at not being able to say goodbye to her brother was made worse, claiming that she received conflicting information from Elderslie Care Home in the days leading up to his death. “But then I phoned the following day and they said he was very ill, that he wasn’t eating or drinking and that they would call the GP to see if he could be put on a drip.” Read More News: The woman says the roller coaster of emotions she experienced over that time only made an already heartbreaking situation more difficult. Someone should be manning the phones who is able to answer these questions.” A spokesman for Advinia Health Care, which runs the Elderslie site, said: “We are not in a position to comment on individual cases. “We apologise if family members feel that they haven’t received clear communications from our team – we will do everything in our power to ensure that this is the case in the days and weeks ahead. “These are unprecedented times, but please be assured that our dedicated colleagues are working hard to care for all residents. “We have reinforced this message with Scottish Care and their members and to make it clear we have been explicit in our guidance with advice on the use of PPE in such situations. “Testing before a visit is not necessary as long as a relative is not symptomatic and family members are able to sit, one at a time, with a loved one and the home should provide them with the appropriate PPE.”