Application by NHS Trust seeking orders by which permission would be granted by the court to withdraw the life-sustaining treatment that the P currently receives. The application was granted.
Application to discontinue life sustaining treatment to the P who was in a vegetative state. The application was granted.
Application to seek a declaration that it would not be in the P's best interests to continue to receive life-sustaining treatment by way of the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation machine, (ECMO). The declaration was made.
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.
Appeal against a declaration that ventilation and CANH could be withdrawn from the P who was in a coma following a cardiac arrest.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and CANH and for an order that it is lawful and in his best interests for ventilation and for food and hydration to be withdrawn and for such palliative care as is appropriate to be provided in order to maximise his dignity and ensure he does not suffer unnecessarily.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.
Application by the Trust to withdraw artificial nutrition and hydration from the P who had expressed, in an advance decision, that he did not want to live with an irreversible stoma. The application was granted.
Application by the P's daughter for an order that it was in her mother's best interests to be allowed to leave the care home in which she was currently living and move to live with her daughter and her family. The court agreed that it was in the P's best interests that she should live with her daughter.
The court had to decide if it was in the P's best interests to continue to receive CANH. The court ruled that CANH should continue.
The P was allowed to return home to die.
Case summaries on every Court of Protection case & other relevant decisions with links to the full judgment where available.
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