Oct 06, 2021
By Andy Johnson
The London Symphony Orchestra has come up with a novel way to thank staff in UK care homes for their efforts during the pandemic.
The orchestra, under the direction of Sir Simon Rattle, plans to live-stream a free concert to all British long term care homes from the Forum in Bath, England tomorrow.
A Bristol care home manager named Geoff Crocker, has helped pay for the event, as a way of thanking staff across the nation for what he calls their “tremendous resilience”.
Data shows there were some 27.000 deaths in long term care homes in the UK during the first wave of COVID-19, but just 1,500 during the second wave.
Crocker says that’s because care home staff were very diligent about infection control and care.