I was rushed to hospital – terrifying note on my bed could’ve been deadly, I’m horrified

A SCOTS teacher was left “horrified” after discovering a frightening instruction on her hospital bed.

Fiona McVey, 44, was rushed to A&E when a nasty infection caused a flare-up, despite her living a superhealthy lifestyle.

Fiona McVey was left 'horrified' after discovering a note on her hospital bed

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Fiona McVey was left ‘horrified’ after discovering a note on her hospital bedCredit: Media Scotland
The Scots teacher was rushed to hospital when an infection caused a flare up

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The Scots teacher was rushed to hospital when an infection caused a flare upCredit: Media Scotland

However the Clydebank mum, who has a heart condition, was stunned to find a “do not resuscitate” order had been issued.

This means she would’ve been left to die if she’d had a cardiac arrest.

Fiona told the Daily Record: “I was horrified to see that I was marked up as someone that should not be resuscitated.

“I am just 44 and I love life. I have a heart condition so having a cardiac arrest is something I have had to think about.

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“I most certainly want medics to do all they can to bring me around if that ever had to happen.”

It’s understood the primary school teacher is demanding to know if health authorities are regularly marking files with such instructions due to the current NHS crisis.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has apologized for any distress caused and launched a probe into the incident.

A health board spokesperson said: “We are sorry for any distress which may have been caused to Ms McVey and would be keen for her to get in touch to discuss her care experience.

“Following a full review, we can confirm a DNACPR did not originate from NHSGGC services, however, we are working with Scottish Ambulance Service to review the details of this case.

“Under no circumstances is a blanket approach ever taken with DNACPRs… in making a DNACPR decision our clinicians will consider every patient on an individual basis.

“At all times these decisions are based on the individual patient’s best interests.

“While CPR is unlikely to be of any benefit in some patient groups, we appreciate a DNACPR order can be very difficult for a patient and their family and our clinicians involve them in such decisions.”

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