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New ‘do not resuscitate’ orders imposed on Covid-19 patients with learning difficulties

Watchdog speaks out over the ‘shocking discrimination’ that has caused potentially avoidable deaths during the pandemic

People with learning disabilities have been given do not resuscitate orders during the second wave of the pandemic, in spite of widespread condemnation of the practice last year and an urgent investigation by the care watchdog.

Mencap said it had received reports in January from people with learning disabilities that they had been told they would not be resuscitated if they were taken ill with Covid-19.

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