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Vulnerable patients asked to sign ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ order if they get coronavirus by GP surgery in Wales

Vulnerable patients asked to sign ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ order if they get coronavirus by GP surgery in Wales

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A GP surgery sent people with “significant life-limiting illnesses” a letter saying they would “like to complete a DNACPR (do not attempt CPR) form” for them. Llynfi Surgery, in Llynfi Road, Maesteg, sent the letter to patients with serious health conditions such as incurable cancer, motor neurone disease, and untreatable heart and lung conditions, on March 27. It said that people with these conditions are “unlikely to be offered hospital admission” if they become unwell with coronavirus and “certainly will not be offered a ventilator bed”. The letter was sent to WalesOnline by a patient who wished to remain anonymous. They said: “It not only greatly upset me but my family and close friends.
Source: Vulnerable patients asked to sign ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ order if they get coronavirus by GP surgery in Wales

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