Surgery asks patients with ‘significant life-limiting illnesses’ to sign form waiving CPR if they get Covid-19 – ITV News

Llynfi Surgery, Maesteg, wrote to patients with ‘significant life-limiting illnesses’ asking to complete a ‘do not attempt CPR’ form for them.


A GP surgery in Maesteg has asked patients with “significant life-limiting illnesses” to sign a DNACPR (do not attempt CPR) form in the case they contract coronavirus.

Llynfi Surgery on Llynfi Road sent a letter to patients with health conditions such as incurable cancer, motor neurone disease, and untreatable heart and lung conditions.

It told those patients they are “unlikely to be offered hospital admission” if they become unwell with the virus and “certainly will not be offered a ventilator bed”.

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