Families say disabled and elderly have been denied life-saving care during Covid pandemic - BBC News


England’s care regulator, the Care Quality Commission, is raising serious concerns about the use of Do Not Resuscitate orders during the pandemic.

Families and charities say the orders, which can deny people potentially life-saving care, have been wrongly placed on elderly and disabled people over the past year at unprecedented rates.

An interim report from the Commission last year found concerns over at least 40 orders between March and September, up from just 9 in the preceding 6 months.