Today Jeanne Freeman rejected claims Scottish Government officials spent days plotting how to spin a report into hospital patients being discharged to care homes. She said the comments from the Scottish Conservatives were “absolute nonsense”.
The comments came from Donald Cameron, above, and included these astonishingly tribal and stupid claims:
Cameron seems unaware of his leader’s thoughts on this. In his Covid-19 Winter Plan updated on 2nd December, Conservative PM Boris Johnson made it clear that hospital patients who have tested positive can be discharged into English care homes and that staff moving between sites were the carriers of the disease.
Here is the statement:
79. In the first wave, the movement between care homes of staff who were unwitting carriers was one cause of the virus being introduced to these settings. The government is therefore introducing legislation, by the end of the year, that requires care home providers to restrict all but essential movement of staff between settings in order to reduce transmission.
As for spinning the results, is he accusing the research teams at the private sector carers, MHA, at the ONS and at NHS Wales, who all found the same thing? Is he also accusing BBC Scotland and their former Head of News, John Boothman, now at the Times, of the same spin?