The cost of the government’s care home discharge policy | ITV News

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The government’s policy of discharging untested patients from hospital to care homes in England at the start of the pandemic was ruled “unlawful” on Wednesday.

For care home residents and their families the cost was dear – deaths behind closed doors while loved ones looked on.

Judges ruled ministers failed to consider the risk to residents from asymptomatic transmission.

Former health secretary Matt Hancock claimed he wasn’t told of that risk, but evidence of asymptomatic spread began to emerge in January 2020.

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