In making that assessments, Cohen J reminds himself that, following Lambert v France, the wishes and feelings of the patient are central to his decision. TG had been a devout Catholic who believed in the sanctity of life and evidence from the daughter was that they had discussed the issue before her mother's collapse. The judge also noted that Royal College of Physician guidelines stated that 6 months were needed to assess whether a persistent vegetative state had become permanent and only two months had elapsed in this case. This combined, with clear evidence of TG's wishes, meant that intubation should continue.
Read the full text of the judgment on Bailii.