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Care homes in the spotlight: PPE lacking and death toll under-reported

Nearly four weeks after the UK entered into lockdown, care homes have finally hit the headlines, as issues such as the lack of personal protective equipment for staff and the substantial under-reporting of deaths among residents come to the fore. In Hastings grassroots suppliers are helping to fill the equipment gap, while East Sussex County Council is also taking action to improve the supply of PPE. Care sector sources are talking of fatalities in the thousands. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 18:05 Tuesday, Apr 21, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: care homes Care Quality Commission ESCC Hastings Makers National Care Forum Nick Terdre PPE Reece Dreavyn

Community rallies to tackle PPE shortages but  inadequate supplies elsewhere criticised

PPE shortages in Hastings surgeries have prompted an encouraging community response. Although the county’s healthcare trust says supplies in the key hospitals are adequate, healthcare workers’ representatives have criticised shortages elsewhere. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 19:04 Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: giles duley Hastings Emergecy Action Response Team Hastings Makers for NHS and Keyworkers PPE

PPE lacking in Hastings surgeries as elsewhere

Evidence has emerged in Hastings of a lack of PPE – personal protective equipment – in GP surgeries even as controversy rages nationally over PPE supplies to frontline staff. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 20:18 Monday, Apr 13, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: Care England Chris Hopson giles duley Hastings Makers for NHS & Keyworkers Holly Blake Jonathan Ashworth Legacy of War nhs Nick Terdre PPE Royal College of Nursing
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