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ITV News reveals plans to discharge Covid-19 patients into care homes | ITV News

ITV News has uncovered plans to discharge at least 1,800 patients from hospital into care homes during the coronavirus pandemic.

The government has denied there was pressure to move people from hospital into care, after Care England recently blamed discharges for spreading the virus into nursing and residential homes.

But data obtained by ITV News shows how, at the outset of the pandemic, the NHS and councils block booked beds in care homes to ensure they were ready to deal with a surge in patients coming from hospital.

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