I get why the NRS has been told not to release the one piece of data we still do not have on care home deaths – the death rates, as a ratio of the total number of residents in that home, with the owners identified.
Were that known, you can imagine the reaction of relatives and some residents when they find out that they are in a home with a higher death rate perhaps much higher, than others, regardless of any improvements to infection control which have since been made?
There would be panic and desperate attempts to move within a sector already full. Here’s the claim:
See that ‘commercial interest‘ bit?
I’m as sure as I can be that when it all comes out, the larger corporate-owned homes will have had higher death rates because they crammed them in and skimped on staffing and training and PPE and over-used agency staff from all over the country, even from Kent to Skye.
Hospital discharges will be raised again and again by former dentists like Sarwar but will never be found responsible and may even be found to have improved infection control in those homes receiving them.
Some of the guilty will be the very people, some Tory donors, we’ve seen regularly abetted by the BBC, Scottish Labour and the GMB, trying to blame the Scottish Government ironically currently protecting their asses ‘in the public interest‘.
The centre cannot hold. It will all come out, under pressure from the Crown Office, hungry lawyers and ‘investigative’ reporters at the Sunday Post.
Watch this and other spaces.