Fury as care homes lock the elderly in their rooms alone for two weeks after overnight hospital stay meaning they are 'punished for seeking medical treatment' | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Fury as care homes lock the elderly in their rooms alone for two weeks after overnight hospital stay meaning they are 'punished for seeking medical treatment'

Care home residents are being ‘falsely imprisoned’ as the rest of Britain regains freedom, campaigners warn.

Government guidance states that residents must be locked alone in their rooms for two weeks after an overnight stay in hospital.

This means elderly patients are ‘punished for seeking medical treatment’, with some refusing to attend vital hospital check-ups to avoid isolation.

People in care who spend a night in an NHS hospital must quarantine for longer than a traveller flying back from a red-list country.

Campaigners say it is ‘discriminatory and unlawful’ to treat care home residents differently to every other member of society.

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