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Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 22nd December 2020.

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Photo of Annie Wells Annie Wells Conservative

The Equality and Human Rights Commission said recently that it had found clear evidence that, during the pandemic, the rights of Scotland’s care home residents and staff have been ignored by Scottish Government ministers. It said that the need to uphold residents’ rights to be treated equally, with dignity and with respect has not been taken into account. Meanwhile, care home staff, despite their best efforts, have been ill-equipped to provide vital support and care to residents, many of whom have been nearing the end of life. The Scottish Conservatives agree with the Equality and Human Rights Commission that there must be a public inquiry into the matter. What progress has been made on establishing such an inquiry?