UK: NHS staff coronavirus inquests told not to look at PPE shortages

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"Inquests into coronavirus deaths among NHS workers should avoid examining systemic failures in provision of personal protective equipment (PPE), coroners have been told, in a move described by Labour as very worrying.

The chief coroner for England and Wales, Mark Lucraft QC, has issued guidance that an inquest would not be a satisfactory means of deciding whether adequate general policies and arrangements were in place for provision of PPE to healthcare workers."

NHS staff coronavirus inquests told not to look at PPE shortages (The Guardian)

See also: Northern Ireland, Coroners should be allowed to investigate PPE failures (Irish Legal News)

 

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