Application for authorisation to fit a colostomy bag to the P to reduce the chance of him developing the life-threatening illness sepsis. The authorisation was given.
The LA was applying for authorisation for a colostomy bag to be fitted to the P because the presence of faeces was infecting a pressure sore to the extent that he was in danger of developing sepsis - a colostomy bag would prevent the faeces from coming into contact with the wound.
The court gave the authorisation, rejecting conflicting arguments from the P's sister against the procedure, and also rejecting her application for an adjournment.
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