Latest news from Cathy Gardner as she waits to find out whether her judicial review can proceed to the High Court.
Update on Help me hold the government to account for Covid-19 care home deaths
Thank you for your kind support, you’ve allowed me to bring the case forward and we await a ruling on November 19th to see whether the case will get the judicial review we are calling for.
In the meantime I just wanted to make you aware of two news items that you may not have seen. Firstly, Amnesty International published a report a few weeks ago that did get some coverage in the media. Their findings echo the evidence in my legal case and If you didn’t see it the report can be found here: https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2020/10/uk-older-people-in-care-homes-abandoned-to-die-amid-government-failures-during-covid-19-pandemic/
Secondly, CNN interviewed me for the piece they produced to mark the sad milestone of a million deaths worldwide. This is humbling because my father’s story was chosen to represent the ~250’000 deaths in Europe, so far. Sadly the death toll continues to rise. The CNN item can be viewed here and is very moving (copy and paste into your browser if you need to, its worth watching):