'I don't want to die. I'm going holiday' Gran says she was given DNR without consent'

Margaret Shatford says hospital gave her a Do Not Resuscitate order


A grandma has accused doctors of putting a "do not resuscitate" order on her without permission.

Margaret Shatford, 82, said she only found out about the "DNR" order when she got home after several weeks in hospital with chest problems.

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The NHS has disputed her version of events, saying records show the matter was discussed with her and a family member.

Her family have insisted medics should not have made the decision because it was one for them as a family.

Margaret said: "Of course I don't want to die. I'm going on holiday next week.

"Nothing was discussed with me about it."

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Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Daughter Lorraine Hunter, 58, is also adamant no permission was given.

She says a doctor told her they would not resuscitate her mum but she insisted in no uncertain terms that they should, The Daily Record reports.

Lorraine added: "That's not their decision.

"It's a decision we should have made as a family."

Margaret, of Sandyhills, Glasgow, says she was treated at the city's Royal Infirmary and at Stobhill Hospital.

A section in her records stating that a DNR decision was discussed with her was ticked, but it did not give her name.

The family have complained to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

But the board said: "Our records clearly show that a DNR was discussed with the patient and a member of her family, and consent was given."

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