County Durham care home ‘recorded 27 deaths’
Richard Holden, MP for North West Durham, has called for a full investigation into the deaths of 27 residents at Sandingham Care Home in Bishop Auckland linked to COVID-19 – the Local Government Association
The call comes as a report by the Public Accounts Committee said it was a “reckless” decision to allow patients to be discharged
from hospital into care homes across England without being tested for coronavirus. According to council data, just under 70 elderly residents have died from coronavirus in the county’s three worst-hit care homes.