The Trust was seeking an order declaring that the P lacks the capacity to consent to the medical treatment for cancer and further, that it was in her best interests to undergo a combination of radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
Application for declarations and orders for the P to undergo medical treatment, against his wishes, in relation to the insertion of a PEG. The declarations were made.
Application by a hospital trust for a declaration as to the capacity of Q, a 57 year old woman with epilepsy, regarding conduct of the proceedings and decisions about her dental treatment, and a best interests decision concerning how treatment should proceed.
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 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.
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.
Application to recognise and enforce an order of the Irish High Court concerning the transfer of treatment of a 19 year old Irish girl between specialist units in England. Application allowed.
Application by NHS trust that it would be in C’s best interests to have surgery relating to her endometrial cancer in circumstances where C has been diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and has delusional thoughts.
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.
Case summaries on every Court of Protection case & other relevant decisions with links to the full judgment where available.
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