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Coronavirus screening results take up to 15 days to come back for care homes

New care homes testing disgrace: Coronavirus screening results take up to 15 days to come back… and swabs are even thrown away because couriers fail to collect them Care homes are waiting up to 15 days for Covid test results, the Daily Mail reveal Results should be processed within 24 hours but the system is … Read more Coronavirus screening results take up to 15 days to come back for care homes

Matt Hancock lapel badges to honour efforts in tackling Corona are undelivered

Health secretary Matt Hancock promised 1.4million care workers lapel badges to honour their efforts in tackling Corona… but they STILL haven’t been delivered five months on The green Care badges would get same recognition and benefits as NHS staff Just 90,000 of them have been dispatched – the rest are gathering dust in boxes Care Badge … Read more Matt Hancock lapel badges to honour efforts in tackling Corona are undelivered

Matt Hancock denies that government didn’t plan for spike in testing demand

Matt Hancock has denied the Government failed to plan for a surge in demand for coronavirus tests, and claimed the spike of up to four times greater than Britain’s capacity was ‘very, very hard to predict’. Batting off criticism, the Health Secretary blamed the public for applying for tests when they didn’t have symptoms and … Read more Matt Hancock denies that government didn’t plan for spike in testing demand

Care home residents ‘dying of loneliness’ as testing delays expose ‘huge staff shortages’

Vulnerable people living in care homes are ‘dying of loneliness,’ as they’re deprived from seeing families due to lockdown, while delays in testing have exposed ‘huge staff shortages,’ in the sector, it has been claimed. Baroness Ros Altmann, a former Minister of State for pensions, welcomed Matt Hancock‘s announcement yesterday that care home residents would … Read more Care home residents ‘dying of loneliness’ as testing delays expose ‘huge staff shortages’

Patients will be asked to call NHS 111 to book an appointment at hospital A&E departments

Patients will be asked to call NHS 111 to BOOK an appointment at hospital A&E departments to stop health service becoming overwhelmed this winter NHS 111 will become the ‘front door’ to A&E to stop the NHS being overwhelmed Patients will be asked to call and book unless it is a life or death emergency     … Read more Patients will be asked to call NHS 111 to book an appointment at hospital A&E departments

ANDREW PIERCE: Where on earth has Dido Harding been? 

Dido Harding walks to 10 Downing Street, September 16 As the testing fiasco threatens to shut down hundreds of schools, it’s the deafening question: what is the test-and-trace tsar Baroness Harding doing about the crisis? There has been barely a trace of her. The former businesswoman, who was appointed in a blaze of publicity in … Read more ANDREW PIERCE: Where on earth has Dido Harding been? 

Blaming young people for spike in Covid-19 cases may encourage them to give up on social distancing

Blaming young people for spike in Covid-19 cases may encourage them to give up on social distancing and trigger a wave of cases, psychologists warn in letter to Matt Hancock More than 50 signatories have called on ministers to ‘reframe’ their statements They said blaming young people is ‘unproductive’ and will ‘make matters worse’ Boris … Read more Blaming young people for spike in Covid-19 cases may encourage them to give up on social distancing

Boris FAILS to rule out second lockdown as he admits testing system can’t cope

Giving evidence to the Liaison Committee, Boris Johnson bluntly acknowledged that there is ‘not enough’ capacity for screening Boris Johnson today failed to rule out a second national lockdown as he admitted the government’s coronavirus testing system cannot cope. The PM insisted he was doing ‘everything in my power’ to avoid plunging the country back … Read more Boris FAILS to rule out second lockdown as he admits testing system can’t cope

NHS hospital in Bolton begs patients seeking Covid-19 tests to stay at home

An NHS hospital in Bolton has begged patients not to come to its ‘very busy’ A&E department for a coronavirus test after more than 100 people turned up amid England’s mounting testing fiasco that has seen people unable to get swabs across the country. Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital, said in a … Read more NHS hospital in Bolton begs patients seeking Covid-19 tests to stay at home

England’s swabbing capacity was reached three weeks ago, top expert claims

England’s testing fiasco first emerged three weeks ago when the government ran out of swabs after teachers and children returned to school, universities re-opened and parents dashed back to offices, a top expert has claimed as the crisis continues to unfold. Dr Duncan Robertson, a policy analyst at Loughborough University, spotted that on-line booking was … Read more England’s swabbing capacity was reached three weeks ago, top expert claims