Victoria Macdonald (@vsmacdonald )

Victoria Macdonald

Bio Channel 4 News Health and Social Care Editor. A Kiwi in London and a trustee for Validity (formerly MDAC). Justice for people with mental disabilities
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Account created 03-03-2010 07:23:28
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iPhone : #ProudDad moment. The lifetime of support from brilliant charities, peers, the NHS, social care, family and friends leads to a son busting stereotypes on #LGBTQ #learningdisability #acting #DownSyndrome. SAM Film UK will be at festivals soon. Here's a link to the Q&A :) twitter.com/SAM_FilmUK/sta…

iPhone : Vivienne is care worker in a home for elderly. She shares 1 room with her son & kitchen & bathroom with 10 other adults & 6 children. She pays £600 pounds a month - she tells Jackie Long. Care workers twice as likely to die of Covid19 than general population.

#clapforcarers

iPhone : The UK seemed to be on the South Korea path at last - until a few days ago. Now it isn’t clear whether the Govt thinks the test, trace, isolate model is the way to contain the virus. Their messaging is all about unlocking and being “alert”

iPhone : As we reach 10,000 care home deaths..

Chief Exec of UK’s largest care home provider HC-One says:

‘We are at the beginning of testing in care homes.’

*The beginning*

#c4news

iPhone : Married for 59 years, Giovanni and Giuseppa died of Covid-19 within a week of each other in March. So did 149 other ppl in the village of Nembro. ‘It was as if a tsunami swept through this valley,’ said their daughter, Delia. Tonight ⁦Channel 4 News

iPhone : Tonight ⁦Channel 4 News⁩ the family of Belly Mujinga remember their cousin, their mum and their wife. She died a couple of weeks after a man spat and coughed at her saying he had Covid , as she worked at London’s Victoria Station.