It has been reported by the BBC this morning that many elderly people are being airbrushed out of the official coronavirus data and figures in the UK, including Wales. There have been over 10,000 deaths so far in the UK caused by the Covid19 pandemic, however charities are warning that figures currently released by the government are in-accurate.
The current figures do not tally for those who have lost their lives in nursing homes and care homes, the current figures only reveal how many people are losing their lives in hospital. The government has defended the figures saying that the figures they have from hospitals is accurate and they are quick to get there hands on, this helps them in their decision making processes.
There maybe something in what the charities are saying. According to the Office of National Statistics they had found out that 406 people had died due to Covid19 outside of hospitals, so the number of fatalities could be far higher if a more detailed audit was undertaken.
The actual figures of Covid19 related deaths this small audit has revealed are as follows, 217 took place in care homes, 33 in hospices, 136 in private homes, three in other communal establishments and 17 in other locations.
These figures have been endorsed by leading charity figures and leaders such as those from Age UK, Care England, Independent Age and the Alzheimer’s Society, all have written to Matt Hancock our Health Secretary calling for a care package to support more care for the most vulnerable at this time of national crisis.
ProCare Nursing is taking every precaution during this virus pandemic. We have advised all our workers best practices when it comes to safeguarding the people we care for including our carers. If you have any concern or need any advise with regards to your loved ones at this time, get in touch with us we are happy to advise and help.
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