How many deaths in care have there actually been?

It is no secret that the spread of COVID-19 within the care sector has been the subject of significant media attention and cause for concern amongst those involved with care. But how hard can it be to answer the question: ‘How many deaths on care has there actually been?’ The answer is: it’s all in the detail. Continue reading “How many deaths in care have there actually been?”

Domiciliary care and COVID-19

We have all seen the headlines reporting on the heavy toll that the COVID-19 pandemic is taking upon the care home sector, and figures published yesterday by the Office of National Statistics confirm that  over one fifth of deaths in England and Wales in the period up to 24 April 2020 occurred in care homes

The latest ONS statistics do not include information on COVID-19 deaths from those who rely on domiciliary care, as they only confirm how many deaths occurred in hospitals, care homes, hospices and at home.  So it’s difficult to know how domiciliary care is affected – but no doubt some of those deaths that took place in hospitals or at home will include domiciliary care service users.

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