'Do Not Resuscitate' Fury

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.

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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

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