Hospitals releasing Covid positive cases home

March 8, 2021 9:26 PM

Heather Kidd, Lib Dem Councillor for Chirbury and Worthen said;

"Ringing residents during lockdown has been really rewarding and useful. But at times it has been shocking. Recently I found an 80-year-old lady had her Covid positive husband released to come home from hospital (and her daughter - a teacher - had then been forced to isolate). I was appalled. Talking to my fellow Councillors it became clear this was happening across South Shropshire. Positive cases are being released to homes with vulnerable people living there - diabetics, the elderly, and also NHS workers and other essential workers. Why?

"When I asked questions behind the scenes - I was fobbed off. This really is not good enough. That's when I went to Radio Shropshire and Midlands Today TV recently. Since the clip on TV many other people have contacted me with similar and often sad cases. As I write this the BBC are now investigating and I hope that we can stop this practice and protect our key workers and communities.

"The Hospital Trust is now investigating too. The answer will be interesting".