Inspectors told to check care homes are not overheating

Care home inspectors should be checking that properties are not overheating to help avoid a repeat of the 2003 heatwave, which saw deaths in nursing homes rise by 42%, MPs have warned. An Environmental Audit Committee report said inspectors are not required to check hospitals and care homes for signs of overheating, but argued that…

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