UK care home staff 'at breaking point' as coronavirus cases rise

edited March 2020 in UK Political Debate

Care workers and homes report insufficient PPE and lack of clear government guidance

Britain’s care homes are in danger of being overwhelmed by the coronavirus, with staff warning they are at “breaking point” and the country’s biggest charitable provider revealing confirmed or suspected cases in more than half of its facilities.

MHA, which runs more than 220 facilities, said 750 of its staff – more than one in ten – are unable to work, and that confirmed deaths from the disease are rising.

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