||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 60 (Jan)
Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss P
||Huw Lloyd for the hospital trust.
||Caroline Harry-Thomas for the Official Solicitor.
||16 January 2002
Medical Treatment - Withdrawal of treatment - Insensate patient - Patient in vegetative state - Hospital trust seeking declaration to discontinue life sustaining treatment - Whether in patient's best interests not to prolong life.
On an application by a NHS trust to withdraw artificial life sustaining measures from a patient diagnosed as being in a permanent vegetative state, the court held that there were no benefits in keeping the patient alive by artificial means for the remaining short time of his life expectancy. Accordingly, it was in his best interests that the declarations sought by the trust should be granted.
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