12 Nov 2020

British care home at breaking point – 70% of residents have Coronavirus

Health and Social Care Editor

Seventy percent of residents and more than half of all staff have coronavirus – this is in a care home looking after people with highly complex needs, which is unable to draft in agency staff with the right expertise.

The home’s managers asked if asymptomatic staff could return to care for residents who have tested positive, but they were turned down.

Now they simply don’t know how to carry on and they say they are not the only home in this predicament.