The court had to decide if the P has capacity to make the decision as to whether she should continue to live in residential care or return to live in her own flat with a care package.
The LA considered that the P lacked the capacity to make decisions about contraception and, in view of her obstetric history and current presentation, her treating team considered that it was in the P's best interests to have an intrauterine contraceptive device inserted at the time of her caesarean section in order both to reduce the risk of an unplanned future pregnancy and to enable family spacing. The court made the order sought.
Application by a hospital Trust for declarations that it is lawful, if there is a deterioration in the condition of the P (a) not to provide CPR or any other resuscitative measure and (b) not to admit her to the ICU Unit or provide an ICU level of care, even if, absent this order, she would meet the criteria for ICU admission.
Application by the LA to determine whether or not the P lacked capacity to make decisions about her residence, care, contact, access to social media and the internet, to enter and surrender a tenancy and to consent to sexual relations. The court ruled that she lacked capacity in all areas.
Case summaries on every Court of Protection case & other relevant decisions with links to the full judgment where available.
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