Hearing to decide how and when the P could transfer from a care home to the home of her parents.
Application to discontinue life sustaining treatment to the P who was in a vegetative state. The application was granted.
The court had to determine whether it was in the P's best interests to remain away from his family home and, indeed, to move to a new placement, or for him to return to his family home and their care.
Application by NHS Trust asking the court to declare whether it would be in the P's best interests to continue to receive life sustaining treatment, ventilation and blood pressure medication or alternatively, whether it would be lawful to withdraw it.
The issue before the court was whether the form of cancer care set out by the Trust was in the P's best interests and whether the court should make a declaration to that effect under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The declaration was made.
The applicant Trust was seeking to perform a bilateral below-knee amputation upon the P, without which his treating clinicians believe he will develop sepsis and suffer life-threatening renal and cardiac failure very soon. The court granted the application.
The Trust was seeking a declaration regarding the P's capacity and that it was in his best interests to covertly administer certain antihypertensive medication in accordance with the Covert Medication Care Plan. The declaration was made.
The court had to decide whether the P should receive the Covid-19 vaccine and concluded that it was in her best interests to do so.
Appeal against a declaration that ventilation and CANH could be withdrawn from the P who was in a coma following a cardiac arrest. Appeal dismissed.
Application by the NHS Trust for a declaration that the P lacks capacity to consent or refuse medical treatment, including ventilation and CANH and for an order that it is lawful and in his best interests for ventilation and for food and hydration to be withdrawn and for such palliative care as is appropriate to be provided in order to maximise his dignity and ensure he does not suffer unnecessarily. The declaration was made.
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