Families whose loved ones died in care homes during the covid 19 pandemic are preparing legal claims against the Health Secretary, the Health Security Agency and individual care homes.

Represented by law firm Leigh Day, a group of families have written to the bodies to alert them to the court actions that will be under way.

The cases concern deaths in the early stages of the covid-19 pandemic in 2020, when patients infected with covid were being transferred from hospitals into care homes.

The claims are being brought in light of the Gardner judgment which concluded that the Department of Health March Discharge Policy and the...

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