"We have invested to boost our testing capacity and we are taking urgent action to switch over testing facilities to Welsh laboratories to increase capacity through the mobile testing units while the UK government resolves these issues with the Lighthouse system." … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Fears over care home test cuts in north Wales
Coronavirus: Anger over lack of PPE for nurse Gareth Roberts Coronavirus: 75 care homes in Wales with cases of coronavirus Coronavirus: Minister calls review after Cardiff test centre closure What happened to the targets?There was a target of testing 5,000 people a day by mid-April, rising to between 8-10.000 by May. But that was clearly not deliverable and brought criticism of the Welsh Government. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Why is Wales not testing over 65s as in England?
How do we protect care homes as lockdown eases? Investigation at care homes after PPE claims When did care homes go into lockdown? He said the Welsh government was working with the UK government and HM Revenue and Customs to ensure the money reached people. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Care home staff in Wales to get £500 bonus
1,000 discharged to care homes without virus test Almost 30,000 more care home deaths than last year Welsh care homes 'badly let down' during pandemic The Senedd health committee also stated Wales' care home testing policy at the start of the pandemic was "flawed" when testing was only offered to individuals with symptoms. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Care homes ‘disappointed’ on test assurances
"But, in a care home setting, where there are some people who have symptoms of coronavirus and others who do not, testing everyone, including those who do not, does have a purpose - we will be doing this to help manage outbreaks." … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Testing expanded for care home residents and staff