Leaked letter shows thousands of care home residents being exposed to virus

Responding to a leaked letter from Care UK showing that they no longer have access to regular testing for staff and residents, Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson Munira Wilson said: “If we needed any evidence that this Government is still throwing care homes to the wolves, then this is it. From the very beginning of the pandemic this Government failed to ensure care homes had access to adequate testing and PPE, whilst discharging patients with the virus into their homes.

Munira Wilson

“This letter is damning. With a potential second peak on the horizon, the UK’s largest provider of social care no longer having access to regular testing for staff and residents will leave thousands of our most vulnerable exposed to coronavirus.

“The Prime Minister and his Government are not learning the lessons they need to if we are to prevent more people losing their lives. An inquiry into the Government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis must begin now, so Ministers can learn from their errors and help protect families right across the country from more heartache.”

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