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Coronavirus: GP surgery apology over 'do not resuscitate' form

A GP surgery has apologised after sending a letter asking patients with life-limiting illnesses to complete a "do not resuscitate" form.

A letter, from Llynfi Surgery in Maesteg, asks people to sign to ensure emergency services would not be called if their condition deteriorated due to coronavirus.

"We will not abandon you.. but we have to be frank and realistic," it said.

Cwm Taf health board issued an apology from the surgery, the Guardian reports.

The letter says in an "ideal situation" doctors would have had this conversation in person but had written to them due to fears they were carrying the virus and were asymptomatic.

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Source: BBC News, 1 April 2020



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