Care Staff for Elderly Told Not to Call Ambulance for Dying Elderly Clients

A HEALTH trust has been condemned after it advised care home staff not to call an ambulance automatically if an elderly resident was dying.

Officials issued the instructions for old people who have “do not resuscitate” notes placed on their files by their GP after consultations with relatives.

A care home organisation has attacked the order, saying it put pressure on employees who were not trained to make a medical judgment about whether somebody was dying or not.

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