Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 44 (Mar)
Court: Family Division
Judge:

Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss P

Representation Huw Lloyd for the hospital trust.
  Caroline Harry-Thomas for the Official Solicitor.
Judgment Dates: 5 March 2002

Catchwords

Medical Treatment - Withdrawal of treatment - Insensate patients - Patient in permanent vegetative state - Hospital trusts seeking declaration to discontinue artificial nutrition and hydration - Whether in patients' best interests not to prolong life - Whether lawful to withdraw life sustaining measures.

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