Barry spoke to The Telegraph over the weekend regarding the work Brent Council have been doing despite Government inaction on care homes. Brent Council ensured they spent £1.5 million PPE in February before the height of the pandemic. As well as this Brent Council ensured elderly patients discharged from hospital were quarantined in a separate care facility and not put back into care homes with residents who hadn’t contracted Covid-19
There have been over 10,000 care home deaths across the U.K. from Covid-19, Brent Council has one of the lowest rates and as Barry outlined, their swift and decisive action almost certainly saved many lives.
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