Covid-19 latest: Care-home bosses have accused “cowardly” Boris Johnson of “rewriting history” after he blamed them for coronavirus deaths.
The Prime Minister yesterday sparked a blame game after claiming too many facilities had ignored procedures.
Speaking on a visit to Goole in Yorkshire yesterday, the PM insisted the Government was “learning lessons the whole time”.
But pointing the finger of blame at individual care homes, he said: "We discovered too many care homes didn't really follow the procedures in the way that they could have.”
Care bosses have now hit back at the PM amid the crisis killing nearly 30,000 elderly Britons.
Mark Adams, chief executive of social care charity Community Integrated Care told Radio 4 he “couldn’t say on national radio” his true feelings about the comments.
He said: “To be honest with you, if this is genuinely his view, I think we're almost entering a Kafkaesque alternative reality, where the Government sets the rules, we follow them, they don't like the results, they then deny setting the rules and blame the people that were trying to do their best.
“You’ve got 1.6 million social care workers who when most of us are locked away in our bunkers waiting out covid and really trying to protect our family, we’ve got these brave people on minimum wage, often with no sickness cover at all, going into work to protect our parents, our grandparents, our children, putting their own health and potentially lives at risk.
Furious care-home bosses accuse ‘cowardly’ Boris of ‘rewriting history’ after he blamed them for coronavirus deaths
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