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.
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.
Judgement, following an earlier extempore judgment by Hayden J, concerning the framework of applicable law where the Court is faced with making an anticipatory decision that may result in the deprivation of P’s liberty should they lose a capacity in the future, where the matter was urgent and where the health of an unborn child was also at stake.
Application by the Hospital Trust that it was in the P's best interests to use all reasonable and proportionate measures, including physical restraint, to administer insulin to him. The court made the order sought.
Declaration regarding capacity and orders for serious medical treatment relating to the P, a woman who was in the advanced stages of her pregnancy, were made.
Application by the Trust for permission to amputate the P's leg was granted.
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