close
close
care Archives - Tech - ReadSector

Covid-19 restrictions could mean elderly in care homes have no visitors for a YEAR, Age UK warns

FEBRUARY – SAGE scientists warned Government ‘very early on’ about the risk to care homes Britain’s chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, revealed in April that he and other senior scientists warned politicians ‘very early on’ about the risk COVID-19 posed to care homes.    He said: ‘So very early on we looked at a number … Read more Covid-19 restrictions could mean elderly in care homes have no visitors for a YEAR, Age UK warns

Manchester authority tells care homes to accept Covid patients being discharged from hospital

A Manchester authority has reportedly told care homes to accept Covid-19 patients being discharged from hospitals to free up beds when a second wave hits. Trafford council in Greater Manchester, a coronavirus hotspot in England, says care homes will need to be prepared to take elderly people, regardless of if they are infected, because ‘hospitals … Read more Manchester authority tells care homes to accept Covid patients being discharged from hospital

Coronavirus screening results take up to 15 days to come back for care homes

New care homes testing disgrace: Coronavirus screening results take up to 15 days to come back… and swabs are even thrown away because couriers fail to collect them Care homes are waiting up to 15 days for Covid test results, the Daily Mail reveal Results should be processed within 24 hours but the system is … Read more Coronavirus screening results take up to 15 days to come back for care homes

Youngsters barred from seeing their parents amid chaos over Covid restrictions in care homes

Disabled youngsters are being ‘locked up’ and barred from seeing their parents amid growing chaos over coronavirus restrictions in UK care homes. Scores of anguished families have contacted The Mail on Sunday with harrowing stories of their children, many of whom have complex needs, self-harming.  This is a reaction, say experts, to the loneliness, fear … Read more Youngsters barred from seeing their parents amid chaos over Covid restrictions in care homes

Boris Johnson is to blame for 15,000 care home deaths, says Labour’s deputy leader

Angela Rayner last night accused Boris Johnson of ‘abandoning’ care homes to their fate as she blamed his ‘failure and incompetence’ for the thousands who had died.  In a stinging attack on the PM, Labour’s deputy leader – who was a care worker herself before she entered politics – lambasted him for reneging on his … Read more Boris Johnson is to blame for 15,000 care home deaths, says Labour’s deputy leader

Boris Johnson is to blame for 15,000 care home deaths, says Labour’s deputy leader

Angela Rayner last night accused Boris Johnson of ‘abandoning’ care homes to their fate as she blamed his ‘failure and incompetence’ for the thousands who had died.  In a stinging attack on the PM, Labour’s deputy leader – who was a care worker herself before she entered politics – lambasted him for reneging on his … Read more Boris Johnson is to blame for 15,000 care home deaths, says Labour’s deputy leader

Care home residents ‘dying of loneliness’ as testing delays expose ‘huge staff shortages’

Vulnerable people living in care homes are ‘dying of loneliness,’ as they’re deprived from seeing families due to lockdown, while delays in testing have exposed ‘huge staff shortages,’ in the sector, it has been claimed. Baroness Ros Altmann, a former Minister of State for pensions, welcomed Matt Hancock’s announcement yesterday that care home residents would … Read more Care home residents ‘dying of loneliness’ as testing delays expose ‘huge staff shortages’

Will families be denied care home visits?Ministers consider imposing restrictions on visits

Will families be denied care home visits? New curbs on to stop spreading coronavirus between nursing centres is unveiled… as ministers consider imposing restrictions on visits by loved ones  MP’s  consider imposing restrictions, given the recent rise in infections The new plan would ‘toughen up rules’ surrounding staff movements and  impose restrictions on family visits … Read more Will families be denied care home visits?Ministers consider imposing restrictions on visits

Care home that sacked MP Nadia Whittome for raising PPE fears admits it DID have a shortage 

Care home bosses who sacked an MP for criticising shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) have admitted she was right all along. Nadia Whittome, Labour’s representative for Nottingham East, was fired from her part-time job at Lark Hill Retirement Village in May after she revealed masks at the home were limited to one-a-day and said … Read more Care home that sacked MP Nadia Whittome for raising PPE fears admits it DID have a shortage 

Fury as minister confirms Boris Johnson’s plan to fix social care is being moved to next year

Fury as minister confirms Boris Johnson’s plan to fix social care is being moved to next year Charity director at age UK says once again government not delivering promises Last year Mr Johnson said he planed to end social care scandal ‘once and for all’   Delay means older people will have waited for at least 18 months … Read more Fury as minister confirms Boris Johnson’s plan to fix social care is being moved to next year