‘It was profoundly sad work, and challenging’

Posted by on June 7, 2020 4:22 pm
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One doctor explains the difficult task of certifying deaths of coronavirus victims who died at home, often alone

As it emerged that some of those who died at home alone of Covid-19 lay undiscovered for up to two weeks, one of the doctors who certified the deaths of people who died at home in London for the capital’s Pandemic Multi Agency Response Teams [PMART] explained the sad, challenging and mentally demanding nature of the work.

I was one of 30 doctors who at NHS England’s request volunteered to certify deaths of people who had died “in the community” – at home – rather than in a care home or hospital.

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