Life-ending orders continue to be slapped on unsuspecting hospital patients who doctors think should be left to die.
Patients are having do-not-resuscitate orders placed on them without their consent or that of their family.
Stuff understands there has been one such case in recent weeks at Palmerston North Hospital, where a patient had an order placed on them without their family’s knowledge.
The family did not want to publicly discuss the issue, but were shocked to discover what happened.
MidCentral District Health Board did not respond to questions about the incident.
The same thing happened to Tim Wallace’s mother Juanita at the same hospital in 2010.
“I asked to see her file to see what she was on and they brought out the folder and in the front of it there was a thing they call a ‘green sheet’. As I found out later, the ED doctor had put a non-resuscitation order on her.”
She died about three years after that admission to hospital.
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