Covid-19: Official figures “underestimate” deaths caused by discharging patients into care homes

The UK government has admitted that its policy during the early stages of the covid-19 pandemic to have patients moved from hospitals to care homes may have directly led to subsequent deaths. Outbreaks of the virus could potentially be linked to the policy, says a report from Public Health England (PHE), because patients were notContinue reading “Covid-19: Official figures “underestimate” deaths caused by discharging patients into care homes”

Impact of public health restrictions on families, guardians and close friends of residents in Residential Care Facilities (RCF)

PURPOSE OF RESEARCH:The public health measures during the COVID-19 outbreak has restricted visitation of family/guardians/close friends to people living in residential care. Subsequently, this may have impacted on their involvement in the care and social interactions with residents. As part of the ERiC (Engaging Remotely in Care) project, we would like to understand from yourContinue reading “Impact of public health restrictions on families, guardians and close friends of residents in Residential Care Facilities (RCF)”