An NHS Foundation Trust v Kwame [2023] EWHC 134 (Fam)

Death Kwame was found unresponsive at his home after what it seemed was an attempt to take his own life, and for the following 20 months remained on a ventilator on a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit. The court declared: "(i) It is not in Kwame's best interests to continue to receive mechanical ventilation; (ii) It is in Kwame's best interests that there be defined limits on the treatment provided to him after that withdrawal of mechanical ventilation with the effect that he will be allowed to die and it is not in his interests to receive further life sustaining treatment."

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  • Medical treatment cases🔍

Date: 27/1/23🔍

Court: High Court (Family Division)🔍

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Published: 16/3/23 21:48

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