Care Homes: Coronavirus

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 3rd June 2020.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Conservative, Christchurch

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many care homes where one or more residents has died with covid-19 received people who were discharged from hospitals between 19 March 2020 and 31 March 2020.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Holding answer received on 02 June 2020

The Government does not hold data on the total number of care homes where one or more residents has died of COVID-19, and received people who were discharged to care homes from hospitals between 19 March and 31 March 2020.

We are working closely with local authorities, the care sector and NHS England to understand the impact of COVID-19 on care homes, and ensure everyone has access to the right care in the most appropriate setting for their needs.

This is an unprecedented global pandemic and we will continue to work closely with the sector to keep our policies and data under review as the pandemic goes on.

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