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Liberal Party NEC Statement - COVID Pandemic Care Home Crisis
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The Liberal Party notes the unprecedented crisis now unfolding in the nations care homes as they struggle with an ever-increasing number of COVID-19 cases.

The nations care homes as well as domiciliary care have become the health sectors Cinderella services, managing a population of 410000 residential and half a million home-based patients, an increased number suffering from Dementia.

The party calls for immediate action by the Government to remedy reported shortages of PPE and to properly account for the number of care homes infected, and the number of residents who have succumb.

In the long term the care for the elderly needs to be given a higher profile in a sector already facing staff shortages in the region of 120000 vacancies exacerbated by a high staff turnover and financial uncertainty over long-term funding and the viability of businesses.
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Liberal Party NEC Statement - COVID Pandemic Care Home Crisis - by ReadingLib - 04-18-2020, 10:48 AM

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