New care home tragedy on horizon as experts warn UK ‘making same mistake again’

Experts and care home bosses have warned government guidance to discharge Covid hospital patients into care homes is still risky despite vaccines.

[Remember the government and NHS have until 22nd January to file their detailed evidence to rebut Dr Cathy Gardner’s legal challenge. – Owl]

Laura Connor www.mirror.co.uk (extract, use link for full story)

Scientists say we could be making the same mistake as last year when the UK recorded 28,186 “excess deaths” in care homes following the discharge of tens of thousands of infected people from hospitals.

The NHS is advising that patients can be moved directly from a hospital to a care home within 90 days of a positive Covid test or the onset of symptoms…..

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