Moving patients to care homes at start of Covid 'was unlawful'

Discharging patients from hospital to care homes at the start of the pandemic was ‘unlawful’, High Court judges have ruled.

They said government policies allowing this failed to take into account the risk to elderly and vulnerable residents who were particularly vulnerable to Covid.

Around the start of the pandemic, ministers insisted they had put a ‘protective ring’ around care homes.

But many experienced devastating outbreaks, with fears that hundreds of older people were being ‘airbrushed’ out of the statistics at the time.

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