CMF spokesman Steve Fouch says people that lost loved ones need answers. He said, ‘We were assured that there would be a ring of protection around the care homes, but in practice, what was happening was people were being discharged from hospital with Covid infections to care homes without any proper screening or testing.
‘So care homes suddenly found themselves with massive outbreaks, when they shouldn’t have done, when they could have actually been kept safe.
‘So these care homes were being isolated from the community. People couldn’t see loved ones, all they could do is wave at them through a window and yet they were having people with Covid admitted back into the care home directly.
‘So that was an utter disaster and by the time people realise what was going on and change it, lives had been lost.’