On 29th May, BBC Breakfast featured a lengthy news report on the tragic deaths of nine residents at Westcliff Lodge care home in Southend. The report stated that four of the residents of the care home were refused NHS treatment. It was reported that some of deaths were linked to Covid-19. Sir David has written to Ian Trenholm, CEO of the Care Quality Commission and Dr Jose Garcia, Chief Executive of Southend CCG.
Commenting, Sir David said: “I was very sad to learn of the death of some residents at Westcliff Lodge Care Home, my thoughts are with the friends and relatives.”