SNP Ignored Expert Advice on Protecting Care Homes

An Edinburgh University expert has slammed the SNP Government for ignoring his warning about care homes. Professor Richard Ennos wrote to the SNP Health Secretary before lockdown with a detailed plan to shield vulnerable people, but was ignored.

He said ‘untested patients were decanted into care homes full of elderly residents…As a consequence there was a huge death rate in care homes. I am desperately sad for those who have lost their lives as a consequence of the misguided policy of the Scottish Government.’

It's time for Sturgeon to admit that her mistakes may have cost lives - and to explain why SNP ministers ignored advice that could have been acted upon.