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Delays to Covid-only care home plan could strand patients, warn England health chiefs

As it stands, only 67 out of 151 local authorities have been able to designate a Covid-only care home in their area.

This isn’t just bad for care homes, but also for the NHS, which desperately needs all capacity to treat Covid patients and bring down the huge backlog in cancer and other waiting times. The government must set out what it will do to ensure places are available in every part of the country as a matter of urgency.

Read the full story in The Guardian.