Care home policies exposed 'exposed residents to virus then BLOCKED them from medical care'

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EXCLUSIVE: 'Inhumane, degrading, inexplicable': Britain's Covid care home policies 'violated the fundamental human rights of vulnerable elderly residents', Amnesty International report finds


UK Government's pandemic policies 'violated the fundamental human rights of vulnerable older people in care', Amnesty report claims


Measures exposed elderly residents to Covid then blocked them from care


Ministers 'know from the outset' that the virus posed 'exceptional danger' to 400,000 residents of UK care homes, many of whom are vulnerable


Care home residents were subjected to 'inhuman and degrading' treatment


Report says UK Government is 'directly responsible' for the care home tragedy 



Care home residents with suspected Covid-19 were 'outright refused' hospital treatment and died in distress from the virus without appropriate medical care – despite local hospitals having 'hundreds' of empty beds;


Health chiefs instructed GPs to pressure care home staff to put blanket 'do not resuscitate' orders on all residents without discussion. Instructions were often given verbally rather than written – leaving no paper trail;


One manager who tried to get a severely unwell resident into hospital in March was told: 'He's at the end of his life anyway, so we're not going to send an ambulance';


Care bosses have continued lockdowns – banning families from visiting loved ones, causing further distress and death – because they feared not following 'excessive' Government guidance would lead to them being sued or stripped of their licence to operate;


Despite repeated appeals, the Government and public bodies have withheld crucial data about the spread of Covid-19 in care homes and refused to reveal how many key decisions came to be made.