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Family's 'fury' at hospital order not to resuscitate

Barbara and Peter Nuttal were visiting Barbara's mother in her nursing home, when they were told a medical note had been discovered in her file informing doctors and nurses NOT to resuscitate her if she had a heart attack or stopped breathing.

It was the first time the family knew anything about the medical order. Tanya Mercer reports.

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Hospital apologises after issuing 'Do not resuscitate' order

We would like to apologise to Mrs Mather and her family for any distress which may have been caused by their reading of this Do Not Resuscitate form.** **

The form was not filled in correctly or completely and falls well below the standard which we would expect to be applied, given the very sensitive nature of this issue

– Weston Area Health NHS Trust Statement

Family discover 'no resuscitation' medical note

A family from Weston-super-Mare say they're furious after they discovered a medical note in their mother's file instructing doctors NOT to resuscitate her. Peter and Barbara Nuttal were not informed of the decision and no discussion was had with their mother.

Weston General Hospital, which issued the order, has apologised.

See our exclusive full report on The Westcountry Tonight, ITV1, at 6pm.

Family 'furious' at hospital order 'not to resuscitate.'

A family from Weston-super-Mare say they're furious after they discovered a medical note in their mother's file instructing doctors NOT to resuscitate her. Peter and Barbara Nuttal were not informed of the decision and no discussion was had with their mother.

Weston General Hospital, which issued the order, has apologised.

See our exclusive full story on The Westcountry Tonight, ITV1, at 6pm.

Alcohol could be responsible for thousands of hospital admissions

Almost a thousand adults in Bristol took part in the study. Credit: Katie Collins/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A study held at Bristol Royal Infirmary has found alcohol may be involved in up to 640 thousand hospital admissions in England and Wales a year. Almost a thousand adults in Bristol took part in the study.

Around 1 in 5 patients said they had drunk up to 50 units of alcohol before coming in to the emergency department.

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