Welsh Lib Dems on Covid care home court verdict

Commenting, on the verdict by the High Court Government policies on discharging untested patients from hospitals to care homes in England at the start of the Covid pandemic have been ruled unlawful,

Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds MS said:

“Today’s verdict demonstrates why we need a Welsh Covid inquiry rather than an England and Wales inquiry. Mass testing in care homes in Wales was brought in a whole month after it was in England and is one of several decisions made in Wales that was significantly different from that in England.

“Supporters of devolution must not shy away from adequate scrutiny, especially if we want to see more powers devolved to Wales. If the Scottish Government can hold an inquiry into their actions there is no reason Wales cannot do so also.

“This is not about apportioning blame, but about learning valuable lessons.”

 

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