Archie Battersbee: Household refused permission for hospice transfer

Archie Battersbee: Parents take case to European Court of Human Rights

2022-08-05 17:27:49

Archie is discovered unconscious by his mom after an incident at their dwelling in Essex. He’s taken to Southend Hospital.

Archie is transferred to The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel the place he has been handled ever since.

The NHS belief that runs the Royal London begins Excessive Court docket proceedings asking for Archie to bear mind stem testing.

Mrs Justice Arbuthnot guidelines that mind stem testing ought to be carried out.

Two specialists attempt to administer mind stem operate exams, however they’re unable to as Archie didn’t reply to a peripheral nerve stimulation check, a precursor to the mind stem check.

A listening to is held to determine if additional MRI scans ought to be performed. Archie’s mother and father didn’t consent on the idea that shifting Archie might hurt him.

The court docket approves additional MRI scans, that are carried out on 31 Might.

A ultimate listening to is held to listen to proof on whether or not Archie’s life-support therapy ought to proceed.

The Excessive Court docket decide guidelines that Archie is “useless” primarily based on MRI scan outcomes and that therapy might be withdrawn.

Hollie Dance, Archie’s mother, outside the High Court
Picture caption Hollie Dance, Archie’s mom, exterior the Excessive Court docket

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The household ask the Court docket of Attraction to rethink the case.

The Court docket of Attraction says {that a} new listening to to find out Archie’s greatest pursuits ought to happen.

A brand new listening to is held within the Excessive Court docket with proof given earlier than Mr Justice Hayden.

Mr Justice Hayden guidelines that life-support therapy ought to finish, saying persevering with it’s “futile”.

Three Court docket of Attraction judges assist the Excessive Court docket ruling that therapy can finish.

The Supreme Court docket guidelines out intervening within the case and helps the Court docket of Attraction ruling.

The household make an utility to the United Nations.

Archie’s mother and father, Paul Battersbee, outside the Royal London Hospital
Picture caption Archie’s mom and father, Paul Battersbee, exterior the Royal London Hospital

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A UN Committee writes to the UK authorities asking for a delay in withdrawing therapy whereas they take into account the case.

The federal government asks for an pressing listening to to overview the case.

The Court docket of Attraction refuses to postpone withdrawal of therapy till the UN can hear the case.

The Supreme Court docket refuse the household’s utility for permission to enchantment the Court docket of Attraction ruling.

European Court docket of Human Rights refuses an utility from the household to postpone the withdrawal of Archie’s life assist.

Archie’s mother and father make a authorized utility to maneuver their son to a hospice for finish of life care.


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