Family's High Court victory in DNR fight

The government and health chiefs have been accused of failing to tackle widespread confusion and uncertainty over the imposition of "do not resuscitate" orders on seriously-ill patients which are distressing many families.

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Court of Appeal rules DNR patient's rights were violated

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a woman's rights were violated when a "do not resuscitate" notice was placed on her records at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, without her being consulted.

David Tracey, says his late wife was subjected to an unlawful DNR order at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. The hospital is accused of breaching the human rights of terminally ill Janet Tracey, 63, because it did not consult her before the order was placed on her records.


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