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How could watchdogs fail so spectacularly to keep care home residents and staff safe? | John Beer

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

If the Care Quality Commission had continued inspections, it could have campaigned over PPE shortages and Covid-19 tests Care homes are the focus of the Covid-19 outbreak in England and Wales. At least 40% of all coronavirus deaths have occurred in the very places dedicated to keeping people safe in their later years. Such carnage points to a catastrophic failure at the highest level to protect care home residents and staff alike. The under-reporting of deaths, the lack of personal protective equipment and testing available to staff, and the total focus on the NHS at the expense of the...
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