Liz Kendall responds to ONS figures on the number of Covid-19 deaths in care homes
Liz Kendall MP, Labour’s Shadow Social Care Minister, responding to the number of Covid-19 related deaths in care homes, said:
“With more than 21,600 deaths from Covid-19 in care homes so far and infections tragically rising once more we are in a race against time to vaccinate residents and staff.
“The government must leave no stone unturned to deliver on its promise to complete care home vaccinations by this Sunday in every part of the country.
“Ministers must also guarantee no one will be discharged from hospitals to care homes without an up to date Covid-19 test and instead of pressurising homes to take Covid-19 positive patients they should be setting up a network of intermediate of ‘step down’ facilities instead.”