Application by Local Health Board concerning dental treatment for P a severely autistic 17 year old with very little ability to communicate directly. The judgment is notable for Hayden J’s dismay at delays in bringing the application.
Judgment concerning whether QJ, an 87 year old suffering from vascular dementia, has capacity regarding the nature and extent of his medical treatment.
Application by health trust to approve a care plan, prepared by P’s daughter and a consultant surgeon, for P who is 71, suffering from a cancer in the mouth that, if left untreated, would be painfully fatal and who lacks capacity to decide on medical treatment. Application approved.
Case summaries on every Court of Protection case & other relevant decisions with links to the full judgment where available.
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