The United Kingdom has announced that it will not appeal a decision to relocate patients to a nursing home.

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The United Kingdom has announced that it will not appeal a decision to relocate patients to a nursing home.

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  • The British government announced it would not appeal a court finding that it had acted unlawfully early in the COVID-19 epidemic when it shifted elderly patients from hospitals to care homes without taking into account that persons who were symptomless could spread the virus. Several procedures for shifting patients from hospitals to care homes were created or retained improperly, according to a judicial probe launched by the families of two care home residents who died of the virus last month. “While we are sorry that the court did not accept all of the reasons we presented to it, we do not believe that an appeal on those grounds is in the public interest because the proper venue for these matters to be reviewed is the public inquiry,” said the group.