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Criticism from MPs of decision to discharge thousands of elderly people from hospitals into care homes

MPs have criticised the government’s “reckless” decision to discharge thousands of elderly people from hospitals into care homes at the height of the pandemic without testing them first for the coronavirus. A report published today by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee said there had clearly been an emerging problem with official advice before it was belatedly changed in April. The Committee also criticised the lack of PPE and tests made available to care home staff and said it was an appalling error to allow untested patients into care homes.

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https://protect-eu.mimecast.com/s/gMKdCPQWH49gzTzBx6c

Regards
Lisa Ray
General Secretary