Families reeling from the draconian restrictions have mounted a new push for legal rights.
Tory MP Tracey Crouch said: ‘Over the past two years we have seen the devastating impact of isolating people in health and care settings.
“We need to recognize in law the crucial role family carers play in the lives of people in vulnerable situations.”
The call for new rights was sent to Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid ahead of a parliamentary debate on Wednesday.
It would give people the right to a “carer” – a relative or friend who can help them where they need it, in hospitals, care homes or doctor’s surgeries.
Those affected by the separation will speak to MPs. But neither Mr Javid nor care minister Gillian Keegan said they would meet families in Westminster.
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