Two days ago, BBC Scotland reported on three privately-owned care homes with Covid outbreaks and managed to avoid mentioning the owners. They did manage to mention the local health boards and the local authorities repeatedly.
Any reader would think they were council-owned.
That the health boards and the councils were fire-fighting the outbreaks by providing staff and resources at the tax-payers’ expenses got no mention nor, in one case, did a poor inspection report come to light.
Lomond Court Care Home in Glenrothes, is owned by HC-One. You remember them. The Skye care home where 10 died due to the use of agency staff from all over the UK.
Here’s the Herald report:
Here’s the BBC Scotland report:
Based on the above, who does it seem is responsible? NHS Fife? Fife Health and Social Care Partnership? Fife Council? Jeanne Freeman?
Is there much to say about HC-One? This:
Other incidents: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HC-One
Recent reports: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-54738341