Government warned over 'reckless' plan to set up COVID-19 units in care homes

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Published on 18 Oct 2020, 19:52
Plans are being made to set up coronavirus units within existing care homes - something multiple providers have described as "reckless" and an attempt to keep the elderly out of hospitals.

Sky News has obtained a copy of a leaked email sent to providers in County Durham, asking if they are prepared to set up the designated units.

It says: "We are inviting expressions of interest from care homes who are able to offer block-booked beds for service users who test positive for COVID-19 over the winter period."

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