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Motion ref. S5M-24426

DNR Orders

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats.
Date lodged: Friday, March 19, 2021

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Jeremy Balfour, Bill Bowman, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Neil Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Mark Griffin, Monica Lennon, Richard Leonard, Liam McArthur, Mark McDonald, Margaret Mitchell, Elaine Smith, Colin Smyth, Alexander Stewart, Beatrice Wishart

That the Parliament notes Age Scotland's concerns regarding the use of do not resuscitate (DNR) orders during the COVID-19 pandemic and the charity's calls for an investigation into this; believes that everyone, including older people, must have their wishes respected and their rights protected; recognises that older people and their families might need reassurance that they will receive compassionate care when needed, and acknowledges that the Chief Executive of the charity, Brian Sloan, has written to Health Improvement Scotland to request an investigation to hopefully provide vital reassurance.