August 15, 2022

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Archie Battersbee: Household refused permission for hospice transfer

Archie is discovered unconscious by his mom after an incident at their dwelling in Essex. He’s taken to Southend Hospital.

Archie is transferred to The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel the place he has been handled ever since.

The NHS belief that runs the Royal London begins Excessive Court docket proceedings by asking for Archie to endure mind stem testing.

Mrs Justice Arbuthnot guidelines that mind stem testing needs to be carried out.

Two specialists attempt to administer mind stem perform checks, however they’re unable to as Archie didn’t reply to a peripheral nerve stimulation check, a precursor to the mind stem check.

A listening to is held to resolve if additional MRI scans needs to be carried out. Archie’s dad and mom didn’t consent on the premise that transferring Archie might hurt him.

The court docket approves additional MRI scans, that are carried out on 31 Could.

A last listening to is held to listen to proof on whether or not Archie’s life-support remedy ought to proceed.

The Excessive Court docket choose guidelines that Archie is “lifeless” primarily based on MRI scan outcomes and that remedy may very well be withdrawn.

Hollie Dance, Archie’s mother, outside the High Court
Picture caption Hollie Dance, Archie’s mom, exterior the Excessive Court docket

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The household ask the Court docket of Enchantment to rethink the case.

The Court docket of Enchantment says {that a} new listening to to find out Archie’s greatest pursuits ought to happen.

Mr Justice Hayden guidelines that life-support remedy ought to finish, saying persevering with it’s “futile”.

Three Court docket of Enchantment judges assist the Excessive Court docket ruling that remedy can finish.

The Supreme Court docket guidelines out intervening within the case and helps the Court docket of Enchantment ruling.

The household make an utility to the United Nations.

Archie’s mother and father, Paul Battersbee, outside the Royal London Hospital
Picture caption Archie’s mom and father, Paul Battersbee, exterior the Royal London Hospital

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A UN Committee writes to the UK authorities asking for a delay in withdrawing remedy whereas they contemplate the case.

The federal government asks for an pressing listening to to assessment the case.

The Court docket of Enchantment refuses to postpone withdrawal of remedy till the UN can hear the case.

The Supreme Court docket refuse the household’s utility for permission to attraction the Court docket of Enchantment ruling.

European Court docket of Human Rights refuses an utility from the household to postpone the withdrawal of Archie’s life assist.

Archie’s dad and mom make a authorized utility to maneuver their son to a hospice for finish of life care.

A Excessive Court docket choose guidelines that Archie can’t be moved to a hospice for withdrawal of remedy.