PPE shortage: UK doctors face hard decisions on whether to treat patients

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PPE shortage UK doctors face hard decisions on whether to treat patients

(Source: The Guardian)

Doctors may on Monday have to make difficult choices about whether to treat coronavirus patients when faced with inadequate personal protective equipment, a leading doctor has warned.

With supplies of gowns running critically low in some areas of the UK, Dr Alison Pittard, the dean of the faculty of intensive care medicine, said her members were “concerned about having to make those sorts of decisions” and would have to take decisions on their own merit potentially on Monday.

She told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme her organisation was “very concerned about the update to the PPE guidance” as it was the first time advice on PPE has been given based to a shortage, rather than best practice.

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