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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

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