Government warned over ‘reckless’ plan to set up COVID-19 units in care homes

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  • Sky News published this video item, entitled “Government warned over ‘reckless’ plan to set up COVID-19 units in care homes” – below is their description.

    Plans are being made to set up coronavirus units within existing care homes – something multiple providers have described as “reckless” and an attempt to keep the elderly out of hospitals. Sky News has obtained a copy of a leaked email sent to providers in County Durham, asking if they are prepared to set up the designated units. It says: “We are inviting expressions of interest from care homes who are able to offer block-booked beds for service users who test positive for COVID-19 over the winter period.” To read more, click here: https://trib.al/Js5ACYQ

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