Matt Hancock faces legal action from daughter of coronavirus victim

Matt Hancock claimed on 15 May to have put a ‘protective ring’ around care homes

The daughter of a man who died in a care home with suspected Covid-19 begins formal proceedings against the health secretary

IT has been reported that Dr Cathy Gardner gave Matt Hancock a pre-action letter at the beginning of the month, calling for him to retract his claim that he provided a ‘protective ring’ around care homes.

The minister had 14 days to respond, but Dr Gardner claims to not have received an adequate reply.

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Michael Gibson, (Dr Gardner’s father), died on April 3 in an Oxfordshire care home. His death certificate said ‘Covid probable.’


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