Devon care homes under pressure

“PPE for care homes remains scandalously lacking, while at least 21 homes in Devon are infected”

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A very important part of the life of Sidmouth is its care homes:

Sidmouth is singled out as one of the towns facing the biggest increase in the elderly

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However, they are very much the Cinderella of the health system – as revealed during the current crisis:

The ravages of Covid-19 in care homes have illuminated our neglect of the elderly | thearticle.com

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Yesterday, more help was promised:

Government to increase coronavirus testing in care homes | devonlife.com

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Today’s Devon Life looks at how care homes are coping:

Devon care homes feeling the pressure of COVID-19 on staff and residents | devonlive.com

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Martin Shaw, County Councillor for Seaton, is raising the alarm further:

PPE for care homes remains scandalously lacking, while at least 21 homes in Devon are infected | seatonmatters.org

Care home crisis: now almost 10 per cent of Devon homes have Covid-19 infection | seatonmatters.org

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And today he and other colleagues on the council’s health committee proposed that the South-West, where casualties are much lower, takes more responsibility:

Breaking news County Councillors call for regional approach to Covid-19 | eastdevonwatch.org

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Meanwhile, the council had been allowing care homes to close in Devon:

Devon County opens 24 bed “facility” as  Abbeyfield closes the 24 bed Shandford care home in Budleigh | eastdevonwatch.org

   
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