Hospital sorry for ‘do not resuscitate’ order on Down’s syndrome patient
By Jane Dreaper
Health correspondent, BBC News
8 December 2015
From the section Health
Andrew Waters’ family were horrified when hospital staff decided he should not be resuscitated
A hospital trust has apologised for placing a “do not resuscitate” (DNR) order on a patient with Down’s Syndrome – and listing his learning difficulties among the reasons for doing so.
The family of Andrew Waters was not consulted or informed and found out only after he was discharged from hospital in Margate, Kent, in 2011.
East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust has admitted breaching his human rights.
Mr Waters died in May, aged 53, but the order did not have a bearing.
His family has never sought compensation over …read more
Source:: BBC UK