HC-One CEO Justin Hutchens who has just stepped down to return to the US

By stewartb

HC-One has now published data on Covid-19 cases and related deaths in its care homes. These numbers are cumulative since the start of the UK COVID-19 outbreak. As of 12th May 2020:

4,747 suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 to date in HC-One homes

856 deaths with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 to date

(By my calculation: 18.0% of cases resulting in death.)

Candidly, its not absolutely clear from the company’s text whether the above figures are for its homes across the whole UK or just the rUK excluding Scotland.

In the same information release, it provides this separately for its homes in Scotland:

982 suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 to date

201 deaths with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 to date

(By my calculation: 20.5% of cases resulting in death.)

HC-One adds: “These numbers encompass confirmed tests and suspected cases in our homes, based on the clinical assessment of a GP, Community Matron or a member of our own clinical team.” It also states: “Please note we will not be providing home-level breakdowns.”

Source: https://hc-one.co.uk/Our-News/Corporate-News/HC-One-COVID-19-cases-and-loss-of-life.aspx