GV of the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital, Margate, Kent, part of the East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust. See MASONS story MNDNR. A hospital trust has apologised for placing a “do not resuscitate” (DNR) order on a patient with Down’s Syndrome – and listing his learning difficulties among the reasons for doing so. The family of Andrew Waters was not consulted or informed and found out only after he was discharged from hospital in Margate, Kent, in 2011. East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust has admitted breaching his human rights. Mr Waters died in May, aged 53, but the order did not have a bearing. His family has never sought compensation over his death.

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