Covid-19 test results for care home nurses ‘consistently delayed and lost’

Covid-19 test results for care home nurses ‘consistently delayed and lost’. BY MEGAN FORD Care home nurses continue to struggle with access to coronavirus tests, with some reporting that results are “consistently delayed, inconclusive or even get lost”, according to a nursing union. The Royal College of Nursing has warned that, without proper testing and processes in place, the social care workforce and its residents “will be put at unnecessary risk”. “Some members have told us they are concerned testing results are consistently [...]

Coronavirus: Care home firm reimposes own lockdown to protect residents and staff

Coronavirus: Care home firm reimposes own lockdown to protect residents and staff The chief executive of Berkley Care tells Ian King Live its early lockdown in March was proved right by what followed UK-wide. Care homes have been at the forefront of the coronavirus crisis A care home operator which imposed its own coronavirus lockdown ahead of the national restrictions in the spring, has been explaining to Sky News why it has reimposed the measures. The Berkley Care Group, a firm that markets [...]

Coronavirus: Excess deaths in England and Wales higher than five-year average – but not driven by COVID

Coronavirus: Excess deaths in England and Wales higher than five-year average - but not driven by COVID There were 9,032 excess deaths for the week ending 28 August - but most weren't related to coronavirus, experts say. Deaths in hospitals are now below the five-year average, figures show The number of excess deaths in England and Wales has remained higher than average for the third week running - but not because of coronavirus, ONS figures show. According to the Office for National Statistics, [...]

Mental health patients from Dorset NHS Trust spent 600 days away from home

Mental health patients from Dorset NHS Trust spent 600 days away from home Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust HQ MENTAL health patients have been sent away for treatment for more than three months at a time when there are no beds for them in the Dorset University Trust, NHS figures have revealed. Figures show that roughly 30 patients with mental health needs from the Dorset Health Care University NHS Foundation Trust completed placements - where a patient is admitted to a [...]

Coronavirus spread fear of Sheffield carer who went untested

Coronavirus spread fear of Sheffield carer who went untested Alison Taylor has tested positive for coronavirus antibodies, despite never experiencing any symptoms A carer who was unable to be tested for coronavirus until July said she feared she may have spread the disease into care homes despite showing no symptoms. Alison Taylor, from Sheffield, recently tested positive for antibodies indicating she once had coronavirus. She now fears she may have worked while contagious and even visited her mother, who later died with suspected [...]