A high court hearing in London is determining issues of fact before a judicial review in February. Tracey wants to clarify whether there is a legal duty to inform patients with capacity whether a DNR has been placed in their notes and whether they have any right to be consulted.Yes, just savour that – we need a court case to decide if there’s a legal duty to inform patients whether the NHS will seek to keep them alive, or allow them to die for convenience’s sake…
"At one point, she did say they were trying to get rid of her, and I didn't believe her. I just said, 'don't be so silly', which proved to be a mistake."What with this, and the recent allegations about the Liverpool Care Pathway, who feels safe with their elderly parents or spouse in any NHS hospital?
Shouldn't this be of more concern than who will appear of ‘Celebrity Clowns In The Jungle’ or the continuing accusations against Savile?
Tracey said: "I had rather they hadn't kept badgering her all the time. They told her she had a 1% chance of leaving the hospital. What kind of thing is that to say to someone in hospital?"So…they can’t find the time to ensure elderly patients are properly fed but they can always find time to stick a DNR form under your nose and brandish a pen?