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Causeway Hospital apologies to elderly patient who was asked to sign ‘don not resuscitate’ order

The Causeway Hospital has issued an apology to an elderly patient after she was asked to sign a ‘do not resuscitate’ (DNR) order.

The BBC reported that the patient (73) presented with COVID-19 Symptoms and was told that if her condition worsened and became grave, that the decision to revive her would be a clinical decision.

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This was despite the lady making it clear she would want to be revived if the worse was to happen.

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The elderly lady was asked to sign the DNR form before she was tested for the virus.

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