Care homes: how badly has COVID-19 hit?

Many believe care homes have been ignored during the pandemic so far - with disastrous consequences...
28 May 2020
Presented by Chris Smith
Production by Phil Sansom.


The hands of an elderly couple.


The UK government has come under fire for failing to protect care homes from the spread of the coronavirus. The facilities have seen more than 14,000 coronavirus-related deaths so far - that’s over a quarter of the UK’s total mortality, in just a tiny fraction of the population. And these figures echo a similar situation across European countries. Chris Smith spoke to Julienne Meyer - a nurse, an emeritus professor at City University of London, and an adviser to the National Care Forum…


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