Hospital Apologizes for Putting DNR Order on Patient Just Because He Had Down Syndrome – IOTW Report

Hospital Apologizes for Putting DNR Order on Patient Just Because He Had Down Syndrome

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A British hospital is apologizing after the family of a man with Down syndrome found that a “do not resuscitate” order had been placed on his medical records without their consent.

The incident began in 2011 when 51-year-old Andrew Waters, who has Down syndrome, spent some time at the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital in Kent, Yahoo News reports.

After Waters was discharged, his family discovered the DNR order on his medical records; the reason given was “Down’s Syndrome, unable to swallow (PEG fed), bed bound, learning difficulties,” according to the report. The family, who often visited Waters, was listed as “unavailable” on the report.

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10 Comments on Hospital Apologizes for Putting DNR Order on Patient Just Because He Had Down Syndrome

  1. When healthcare is free, people like that will be “allowed” to die on a regular basis as is the case in every other country that has gone down that road.

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