Care homes in Bradford told to use telemedicine for residents with Covid symptoms

Telemedicine should be used as a first port of call to consult on care home residents with Covid symptoms, new guidance from a local authority says, sparking fears of “needless deaths”. Bradford Council alerted care providers late on Thursday night with the guidelines. Seen by The Telegraph, they say: “Care home staff concerned about a […]

Care staff ordered to work in one home only

Amnesty International raised fears on Wednesday that these errors are being repeated, with leaked documents from councils to care homes asking them how many beds they can provide for Covid-positive patients.  While the documents ask care homes to set out their...

‘Why I sprung my dad from his care home’

“This is the most fun I’ve had in a long time.” These were my dear dad’s words on his first night back in his own house after spending the year in a private care home. He looked so comfortable in familiar surroundings, in his favourite high-backed armchair. At the...