Castleview Care Home and coat of arms of West Dunbartonshire Council.
The following comment from a reader of The Democrat was sent to us after we reported on the Freedom of Information restrictions now being brought in because of the pandemic:
They may not all be answerable within normal timescales. But authorities such as West Dunbartonshire Council which appear to …
West Dunbartonshire Council is a disgrace.
Death stalks the area as Coronavirus impacts. Eleven deaths in ten days in one care home already. More deaths in other homes too. Complaints of severe shortages of PPE to frontline carers and NHS staff.
And the response from the Council and the elected representatives is a big zilch. Not one comment. Not one opinion about the equipment shortages. Keeping the death tally unreported and minimised, keeping silent about equipment shortages. Refusing to speak to the press. Suspending freedom of information response times.
At least the Gauleiters of the Conservative neo-liberal policy that implemented the strategy of deliberately allowing the virus to spread because it was all about …… “herd immunity, protect the economy, and if a few pensioners die, too bad” are sitting back getting their pay.
- SeE report at CORONAVIRUS: NEW RULES FOR FOI REQUESTS. West Dunbartonshire Council has banned and boycotted The Dumbarton Democrat.