Heads of health accuse Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer of using NHS as a scapegoat in a political blame on care home deaths
- NHS providers accused party leaders of using the NHS as a scapegoat
- Chief executive Chris Hopson wrote a letter to both Johnson and Starmer
- Labor claimed that Covid-19 patients were sent to nursing homes without a test
- According to the prime minister, no patient has been discharged without the doctor’s permission
Boris Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer have been accused of using the NHS as a scapegoat in the back-and-forth game of coronavirus debt in nursing homes.
NHS providers, who are engaged in talks between the NHS and the Department of Health, have criticized the Prime Minister and the opposition leader, who have both blamed coronavirus deaths in care homes at the door of the NHS.
NHS providers director Chris Hopson said The times that the health service has been used as political football.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been accused of pointing fingers at NHS physicians to cover shortages of tests and personal protective equipment for healthcare providers
Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer has also been challenged by NHS providers after claiming that patients suspected of having coronavirus were discharged to care homes before being properly tested
“A group of politicians have effectively tried to wrongly blame the NHS as a means to attack the government,” he said.
“And in our opinion, the government has also tried to avert the debt a bit by saying,” Well, you know, the NHS should have this degree of responsibility. ” ‘
In a letter to both Johnson and Starmer, Hopson told party leaders that the NHS had been mistakenly dragged into their argument.
At least 11,000 people have so far died in healthcare facilities as a result of coronavirus.
Labor challenged the government why patients suspected of having coronavirus were discharged to health care facilities without proper testing.
NHS Providers CEO Chris Hopson wrote a letter to both Johnson and Starmer accusing them of using the NHS as football in their political blame on nursing home deaths
The prime minister stated that no patient should be allowed to leave a hospital without their doctor’s permission.
Hopson denied that patients with coronavirus were knowingly discharged to nursing homes by NHS staff.
Labor responded to the letter by saying they had a duty to challenge the government to do what it does to help health and social workers.
A government source also replied that there was no point in blaming hospitals because ministers are ultimately responsible for those trusts.