We need a public inquiry into healthcare worker deaths in addition to coroner’s inquests

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Frontline NHS staff are putting their lives on the line every time they turn up to work in the fight against COVID-19. 

The Doctors’ Association UK (DAUK) has been lobbying for weeks for adequate personal protective equipment in our Protect the Frontline campaign. Despite our efforts and multiple reassurances the PPE situation has now become dire. 

Doctors are dying. Nurses are dying. This is unforgivable. DAUK is now calling for a full public inquiry into the government’s failure to source adequate PPE and protect frontline staff. We need a commitment to this now, with a full inquiry to be launched once the COVID-19 crisis is over.

We have asked Coroners to open inquests into each healthcare worker death NOW to ensure that evidence if preserved and that families get much needed answers. 

We have now launched a crowdfund to enable us to create a campaign platform to lobby MPs on a full public inquiry on PPE as well as investigations into all NHS healthcare worker deaths from COVID-19. Families of NHS staff who died in the line of duty during this national emergency must have answers if their loved ones weren’t adequately protected. We are also taking legal advice on a full public inquiry as well as other legal challenges that we desperately need donations for. 

Please help us by supporting the crowdfund here.

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