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If the government is prepared for coronavirus, as Matt Hancock keeps saying, why are patients being told they’ll be automatically denied treatment?

Look at the state of this.

After all the fuss last week, when a GP practice in Wales sent out a circular to patients described as vulnerable to coronavirus, telling them they won’t get treatment if they contract it and should sign “Do Not Attempt Resuscitation” forms so health workers will leave them to die…

After the BMA, CQC, and other organisations demanded that decisions on whether to treat anybody must be made on an individual basis rather than about groups…

GP practices in Brighton and Hove sent letters to care homes with exactly the same message.

NHS England says there is no national guidance at all that picks and chooses who can receive treatment in hospital.

In that case, why are GP practices in Sussex sending people the same message as one in south Wales?

It’s time we had an explanation and apology from the Department of Health and Social Care…

And a direction to all health professionals that nobody is to be denied treatment.

Source: Coronavirus: Care workers ‘shocked’ by virus treatment guidance – BBC News

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