My Aunt Lily Camm was 91 years old when she passed away from Covid-19 on the 30th of May. We believe she contacted Covid in her care home.
During the pandemic (two weeks after her 91st birthdayon the 16th of April) on the 3rd of May, Lily was found unconscious in her room after a fall.
The Care Home called an ambulance, and paramedics advised that Lily was displaying symptoms of Covid. Lily was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary and admitted to a Covid assessment ward at around 2am. We were informed by Hospital staff that they would call us when they knew more about Lily’s condition. By 6am, with no update, we phoned the ward to be told that Lily had been discharged back to her Care Home after only 2 hours in Hospital. We worried that she had concussion and was not under observation.
We cannot understand why she was taken to Hospital if they had no intention of treating her. Staff on the ward did not know if she had been tested for Covid. Lily’s Care Home had not been told either.
Lily’s GP contacted us & the Care Home two days later to tell them that Lily had tested positive for Covid-19. She had been tested but not kept in isolation in Hospital to await test results. She had been tested but sent back to her Care Home full of vulnerable people.
Lily fought Covid-19, until the 30th of May, when she sadly passed away. We strongly feel that the U.K. Government have breached the European Convention on Human Rights and also the National Health Service Act 2006 by failing to safeguard the lives of those in its jurisdiction and failing to protect the public from disease and other dangers to health. They also believe Lily was discriminated against due to her age.
As a member of the Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice Uk group on Facebook-I want to ask my friends & family to help us raise funds to cover legal costs to attempt to force the Government to hold an Inquiry. We are not looking to apportion blame, but feel very strongly that we need to learn lessons from the last 6 months in order to save other families losing loved ones in the same way we have.
As Boris Johnson has firstly agreed to meet us during a tv interview, he then changed his mind-citing we were already in litigation with the Govt.This is not true. The Govt have advised us-if we go to court, they will seek out their costs. We need to have these funds ready if such a Situation arises. We cannot just stand down & not push forward at the first hurdle.