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Down's Syndrome man to sue NHS

14th September 2012

A 51-year-old man with Down’s syndrome is to sue the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate after a ‘do not resuscitate’ order was allegedly put on his file without his family’s knowledge.

His relatives only discovered the instruction when the man’s carers found it in his bag after he was discharged. East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust would not comment on the case but said it complied with the Mencap charity’s charter on helping people with learning disabilities.


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Article Information

Title: Down's Syndrome man to sue NHS
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 22718
Date Added: 14th Sep 2012


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