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East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust v PW [2019] EWCOP 10

Amputation "This is an application by East Lancashire NHS Trust for orders under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 that PW lacks capacity "to make a decision regarding whether to undergo the leg amputation surgery to address his high risk of sepsis"; and that it is lawful to carry out that surgery having regard to his best interests. Before dealing with the substantive issues in this case I will deal with the timing of the application."


Full judgment: BAILII!


  • Medical treatment cases🔍

Date: 21/3/19🔍

Court: Court of Protection🔍



  • East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust🔍
  • PW🔍

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Published: 19/4/19

Cached: 2019-12-15 12:50:08