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More than 200 patients discharged to care homes without Covid tests in first wave

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More than 200 patients were discharged to care homes from Warrington and Halton Hospital without being tested for Covid-19 during the first wave of…

More than 200 patients were discharged to care homes from Warrington and Halton Hospital without being tested for Covid-19 during the first wave of the pandemic.

Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust discharged 255 patients to care homes between March 1 and April 15.

But only 52 of those patients had been tested for Covid-19 during their time in hospital, leaving 203 whose Covid status was unknown when they were discharged.

Of the few that were tested for Covid-19 prior to their…

Chris McKeon

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