LeDeR report highlights care crisis and need for learning disability nursing investment
Warning comes as the latest Learning Disability Mortality Review annual report finds learning disabilities and Down’s syndrome still being given as a cause of death
A national review has found 19 people had ‘learning disabilities’ or ‘Down’s syndrome’ recorded as a reason for do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DNA CPR) orders.
The third Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) report also found nearly 250 people had their underlying cause of death described as Down’s syndrome and that the care of nearly one in ten adults with learning disabilities was well below what should have been expected and, in some cases, contributed to their death.
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