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Sending pandemic hospital patients to nursing homes without testing has been ruled illegal

MINISTERS acted unlawfully by failing to isolate hospital patients who were discharged into care homes at the start of the pandemic, the High Court ruled.

Judge said the government did not consider the risk to elderly and vulnerable residents through non-symptomatic transmission of Covid.

Ministers acted unlawfully by failing to isolate hospital patients discharged into care homes at the start of the pandemic

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Ministers acted unlawfully by failing to isolate hospital patients discharged into care homes at the start of the pandemic
Cathy Gardner was one of two women who brought the case

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Cathy Gardner was one of two women who brought the case

They ignored the Chief Scientific Advisor Sir Patrick Vallances Warnings that even people who weren’t sick could spread the virus.

The court said it was “irrational” that the Department of Health and Social Care waited until mid-April 2020 to advise care homes to isolate asymptomatic patients for 14 days.

The ruling torpedoes by former Health Secretary Matt Hancock claim that the DHSC has thrown a “ring of protection” around the care sector.

The case was brought by Cathy Gardner and Fay Harris, whose fathers died after being contracted in foster homes covid.

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dr Gardner said Matt Hancock’s “protection ring” claim was “nothing more than a despicable lie”.

Covid killed more than 20,000 care home residents in England and Wales in its first wave after it spread in early 2020.

A total of 47,496 have now died.

Nadra Ahmed, chair of the National Care Association, said the government had put on a “ring of steel”. the NHS but left foster homes to fend for themselves.

Wes StreetingShadow health minister said ministers “ignored” warnings and “could not claim to have acted to save lives”.

He said, “They broke the law and people died.”

A government spokesman said they acted “on the basis of the best information available at the time”.

A spokesman for Mr Hancock said Public Health England “did not share with ministers what they knew about asymptomatic transmission”.

  • PEERS have withdrawn calls for a government reconsideration of the proposed £86,000 cap on care costs amid fears it is unfair to poorer people.

“GOVERNMENT WAS TOO SLOW”

Eliza Flynn's mother, Elly, 75, died of Covid in a London care home in April 2020

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Eliza Flynn’s mother, Elly, 75, died of Covid in a London care home in April 2020

ELIZA Flynn’s mother, Elly, 75, died of Covid in a London care home in April 2020.

The rules for testing discharged patients had changed days earlier.

Eliza said: “The government has been so slow to act.

“Older residents were sedentary ducks.”

“PERSONNEL HAS NO PPE”

Liz Weager's 95-year-old mother Margaret died of Covid in hospital in May 2020 after catching the disease at her care home

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Liz Weager’s 95-year-old mother Margaret died of Covid in hospital in May 2020 after catching the disease at her care home

LIZ Weager’s mother, Margaret, 95, died of Covid in hospital in May 2020 after contracting the disease at her care home.

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Ms Weaver, from Salisbury, said caregivers of her mother, who is disabled with arthritis, did not always wear PPE.

She said: “I was misled by Matt Hancock.”

Fay Harris' father died in care homes after contracting Covid

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Fay Harris’ father died in care homes after contracting Covid

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Bobby Allyn

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