A Department of Health spokesman said: "We keep all aspects of our response to the pandemic under review and in line with the advice of our scientific and medical experts. … [Read more...] about Millions of vulnerable Brits could be told to isolate again amid fears bug is spreading through care homes
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Thanking the government for previously deciding to re-allow visits to care home, Lisa Lenton, chair of Care Providers Alliance, said: 'The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has taken its toll in many ways. The effect of not being able to see friends and family has been very difficult and very upsetting for many - both for the people who access care and support, and for their loved ones who have been isolated. … [Read more...] about Outbreaks of chest infections including Covid-19 in England’s care homes are at lowest levels for six MONTHS after dropping more than 95% since coronavirus peak
'There is a high demand for tests and our laboratories continue to turn test results around as quickly as possible and we plan to rapidly expand it in the coming weeks as well as bringing in new technology to process tests faster.' … [Read more...] about Up to 4.5million most at risk from Covid will be told to stay home under new shielding plan based on health, age and weight
“Mum is barely eating or drinking. We will only be let in to see her when she is nearly dying. I just want to hug her before she dies.” Last month, it emerged ministers had abandoned a pledge to test the almost two million residents and staff of care homes regularly this summer. … [Read more...] about Woman, 82, ‘wants to die’ after 6 months with no visitors in care home in lockdown
Has government by media replaced careful consideration of the evidence? Before jumping into another expensive royal commission, it would have been prudent for Scott Morrison to review the numerous inquiries that both LNP and ALP governments have initiated over the past decade. Surely the government didn’t need Four Corners to inform them that the aged care sector is a national disgrace. … [Read more...] about Has government by media replaced consideration of evidence in aged care?