Wednesday 23rd June 2021
Application for permission to appeal with appeal to follow if granted against the order of MacDonald J dated the 28 May 2021.
The Applicants are “A’s” parents. They were the Second and Third Respondents to an application made by a NHS Foundation Trust under section 8 of the Children Act 1989 to withdraw life sustaining treatment to A, a child currently in a paediatric intensive care unit. The judge acceded to that application and held that it was in A’s best interests that such treatment should be withdrawn/ discontinued. It is the inevitable effect of the hospital acting on that declaration and withdrawing treatment that A will die.
Lower Court Judgment: