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Coronavirus: Nicola Sturgeon unable to rule out link between delayed discharge patients and care home deaths

1 month ago   |   By Press and Journal

Nicola Sturgeon has said she acted with “thought and care” around the discharge of hundreds of untested hospital patients into care homes but admitted she cannot rule out links to a deadly wave of coronavirus.
The first minister said with the benefit of hindsight she may have come to a “different conclusion” on whether to move so many vulnerable individuals who had not yet been tested for Covid-19.
Official Scottish Government “delayed discharge” figures show 921 patients were released from hospitals into care homes in March alone but mandatory testing of all new residents was not...
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Coronavirus: First Minister admits care home transfers may have led to deaths

Coronavirus: First Minister admits care home transfers may have led to deaths

1 month ago   |   By Herald Scotland

NICOLA Sturgeon has admitted people discharged from hospital into care homes to free up beds for the coronavirus outbreak may have caught the disease and died as a result.
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