Listening to care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic summary reportDownload (PDF 189KB)
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During May 2020, Healthwatch Oxfordshire carried out a rapid online survey of Oxfordshire’s 123 care homes. Thirty-six (30%) managers responded across the county, 30% of the homes were in West Oxfordshire, 25% of the respondents in North Oxfordshire and a further 22% located in South East Oxfordshire. By May much was reported in local and national media about the impact of Covid19 on individual homes in the country, and we wanted to hear from Oxfordshire Care Homes about their experiences of this crisis. We reached out to hear from managers about the challenges and successes of supporting staff and residents and managing a home during the Covid-19 outbreak. This report is for the Oxfordshire Integrated Care Partnership to assist in the learning and development of support for care homes should a second wave or a similar outbreak occur in the future.