More Nursing Home Troubles in UK—Reports that Elderly are Left to Die

Reports of gross negligence in long -term care facilities (nursing homes) or worse—criminal conduct — on both sides of the Atlantic during the pandemic have raised alarm as to the safety of the elderly in both the United Kingdom (UK) as well as in North America.  Recently in the UK the Commissioner for Older People called out for a public inquiry into how Northern Ireland overall has managed the care of the elderly in nursing homes during the pandemic. Troubling, Eddie Lynch, the Commissioner for Older People raised concerns of “disturbing” reports including “Do not resuscitate” (DNR) notices assigned to some elderly residents without any notice to them or their families.  Whether in Northern Ireland or other parts of the UK to America and Canada, the elderly have been routinely exposed to gross negligence or even criminal neglect during this pandemic.  Investigations must follow.

In a recent entry in News Letter by Phillip Bradfield follows the truly troubling reports that the Commission now seeks an investigation into allegations that some of the deaths during the pandemic were associated with DNRs leading to the withholding of life saving treatments, unbeknown...

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