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Age UK response to more care home deaths

Published on 20 April 2020 01:48 PM

Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director at Age UK said:

“This is a shocking and utterly heart breaking estimate that will send a chill down the spine of anyone with a loved one living in a care home. It emphasises just how crucial it is that the Government’s commitments on PPE and testing in care homes are implemented successfully and at speed. As we have feared for some time, what’s going on in care homes, not only here but in many other countries too, is a tragedy in the making. It’s too late to avert this entirely but there’s still time to make a positive difference and save many lives - of staff as well as older people. Central and  local government and  the care home sector must work together to make this happen. And later, possibly a lot later, we have to ensure this can never happen again.” 

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Last updated: Apr 20 2020

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