There’s a video doing the rounds in the mainstream media today showing Chris Whitty looking visibly distressed after a couple of young lads harassed him for a “selfie”. You probably feel sorry for him? We wonder if you’ll still feel sorry for Chris Whitty once you realise what he has done during the past fifteen months?
Chris Whitty along with his accomplice Matt Hancock instructed hospitals to discharge patients into care homes to free up beds. Patients that required urgent Medical attention.
On the 19th March a directive was sent out to the NHS which required them to discharge all patients who they deemed to not require a hospital bed. They declared that transfers from the ward must happen within one hour of that decision being made to a designated discharge area, and that discharge from hospital should happen within 2 hours. NHS trusts were told that “they must adhere” to the new directive.
This directive meant that people who required medical treatment and attention were discharged into Care homes in the thousands.
These were beds that never needed to be made vacant because the number of beds occupied within NHS hospitals during the entirety of the alleged first wave, between April and June 2020 were 30% down on the previous year.
We examined NHS data from 2017 – 2020 looking at the months of April – June. Again this is for the total number of beds occupied.
- In 2017, April-June there were on average a total of 91,724 beds occupied which equated to 89.1% occupancy.
- In 2018, April-June there were on average a total of 91,056 beds occupied which equated to 89.8% occupancy.
- In 2019, April-June there were on average a total of 91,730 beds occupied which equated to 90.3% occupancy.
- In 2020, April-June there were on average a total of 58,005 beds occupied which equated to 62% occupancy.