Wallasey care home staff ticked resident’s DNR box ‘without consent’

07 January 2020 – BBC News

Penkett Lodge was given an Inadequate rating by CQC after its latest inspection.

Among other issues, inspectors noted that staff ticked the “do not resuscitate (DNR) box” for a resident without telling them and the decision was deemed to have constituted a breach of the law.

Wirral Council was said to be drawing up an action plan with Wirral Health and Care Commissioning to agree what steps should be taken next for the home.

The care home said it is working with CQC to address its concerns.

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