|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 44 (Mar)|
Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss P
|Representation||Huw Lloyd for the hospital trust.|
|Caroline Harry-Thomas for the Official Solicitor.|
|Judgment Dates:||5 March 2002|
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.