Disabled people were secretly given Do Not Resuscitate orders, Scottish Covid-19 inquiry hears --Inquiry told GP receptionists even called those with disabilities to try and get them to sign up to the orders | 23 Nov 2023 | Disabled Scots felt like their lives were "not worth saving" during the pandemic after Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders were secretly imposed on many of them, an inquiry has heard. As Covid began to spread, GP receptionists even called up those with disabilities to try to persuade them to sign up to the orders, which inform doctors that they do not want their lives saved in an emergency. Glasgow Disability Alliance chief executive Tressa Burke also told the Scottish Covid-19 Inquiry how some of her members were left so isolated during lockdowns they feared their bodies would not be discovered if they died at home. Lord Brailsford's inquiry in Edinburgh is specifically probing the use of DNRs as part of its terms of reference.

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