‘I wouldn’t take in patients if I knew they had coronavirus’

Care home manager Robert Kilgour said he was not told if patients brought to his care home had coronavirus.

A care home manager has said if he’d known patients had tested positive for coronavirus, he would never have taken them in.

Robert Kilgour, executive chairman of Renaissance Care, made the comments after a report found 78 patients who tested positive for coronavirus were sent from hospitals into care home facilities. 

“If the hospital professionals had said to us ‘Mrs Jones is positive’, we would have said absolutely categorically no,” Mr Kilgour said.

“We would have said ‘sorry, but we can’t’.”

He added: “It is more worrying to hear that actually, they may well have known that they were positive but they didn’t tell us.”