The applicant LA was seeking an order which would allow them to withdraw CANH from the P. The order was made.
The P was suffering from vascular dementia and had been cared for at home by one of his sons. His physical health deteriorated to the point where one of his lower legs detached. He suffered from numerous pressure sores and according to the doctors treating him was at the end of his life. The LA was seeking permission to withdraw CANH against the wishes of the P's son.
The court granted the application and also ruled that the P should not return home to die since there was a risk that his son would continue to provide the P with food and water.
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