Teenagers with autism and Down's syndrome were offered 'Do Not Resuscitate' orders during routine appointments with their GP during the pandemic, it has emerged.
Many parents believe their child has been 'discriminated against' and say they were only asked about the order because of their learning disability.
The DNR orders were reportedly offered following 'concerns about the pressure on the NHS' - but it has left families confused and 'upset'.I wonder if any of them previously lined their streets and clapped for 'the heroic doctors and nurses of the NHS'..?
NHS England wrote to medics last year as the pandemic struck reminding them of guidance that learning disability should never be a reason for issuing a DNR.
Perhaps none of them could read the handwriting?
Shocked parents are now worried their child could have agreed to the order because they may have not 'understood the question', according to an investigation by the Daily Telegraph.
Which was why it was offered, of course. They knew what they were doing.
Jeremy Hunt, chairman of the Commons health committee, said: 'This kind of hidden prejudice must be stamped out.'
It's not hidden at all, Jeremy, is it? It's right out there in the open, and in contravention of direct orders. The NHS is out of control and needs to be brought to heel.