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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:45 am on 1st October 2020.

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Photo of Emma Lewell-Buck Emma Lewell-Buck Labour, South Shields 11:45 am, 1st October 2020

Over 15,000 people have died in our care homes—many because of the Government’s shameful policy of discharging patients with coronavirus from hospital into care homes. Both the Prime Minister and the Health Secretary confirmed to me from the Dispatch Box that they took full responsibility for those deaths, and the policy then changed. But my local trust recently issued new guidance stating that covid-positive patients are again to be discharged back into our care homes. Will the Leader of the House ask the Secretary of State to come to the House and explain this dangerous policy?