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Coronavirus: Care homes could 'go to the wall' as costs rise


Care homes "could go to the wall" due to rising costs from the coronavirus pandemic, bosses have said.

Thirty out of 102 care providers contacted by the BBC also said none of their staff had been tested, down from 75 who said so in April.

Care sector leaders said the government response was "patchy and inconsistent".

The Department of Health and Social Care said all care staff and residents can now be tested, regardless of symptoms.

BBC England spoke to 102 care homes and providers across the country, which between them care for more than 6,500 residents and have ...


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