While the political focus has largely been about what is going on in hospitals, there is growing concern about some of the most vulnerable in our society, who live in nursing and residential homes.
The BBC has been passed a document sent to GP practices by the Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group – that’s the local NHS management in that part of Sussex – setting out guidance on how to cope with Covid-19 in care homes.
There are 35 GP practices and 98 residential or nursing homes in that area.
The document spells out that many vulnerable people may not be admitted to hospital for treatment if they contract the virus, and directs all homes to “check they have resuscitation orders on every patient”…
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