DAUK in the Times: ‘how elderly paid price of protecting NHS from Covid-19’

Article in the Times that highlighted the disproportionate burden that our older patients have paid during this pandemic.

The DAUK chairman Dr Rinesh Parmar, said his members had reported that many dying patients had been deprived of access to care they would have normally received at the beginning of the pandemic.

“In reality, the late lockdown allowed far more infections to spread across the country than the NHS had the capacity to cope with … It left dedicated NHS staff in the invidious position of having to tell many critically unwell patients who needed life-saving treatment that they would not receive that treatment. Those staff will be mentally scarred for a long time as a result. They dedicate their lives to caring for people and never expected to be left in such a situation.”

The article can be found here.