Covid-19: Hospital Patient Referrals - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 1:07 pm on 28th June 2021.

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Photo of Baroness Tyler of Enfield Baroness Tyler of Enfield Liberal Democrat 1:07 pm, 28th June 2021

My Lords, in recent weeks, Ministers have quoted from the Public Health England report published in May, which claimed that only 1.6% of outbreaks in care homes potentially came as a result of hospitals discharging patients who had Covid—this despite the report having been widely criticised by independent experts in the sector as presenting an unrecognisable picture of the impact that hospital discharges in the absence of testing had had. Last week, the noble Lord, Lord Bethell, in response to a question from the noble Baroness, Lady Wheeler, said that he was not aware that the report was being revised. Will the noble Baroness now commit to investigating this issue properly and publishing the outcome?