Re X (A Child): Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust v X [2020] EWHC 1630 (Fam)

Medical treatment and children Neither X, a 15-year-old Jehovah's Witness, nor her mother would consent to urgent treatment by way of blood transfusion, though neither would resist if the court ordered it. Noting that "the court, in suitable circumstances, has the jurisdiction to override the decisions and wishes of a Gillick competent child where it is in the child's best interests for it to do so", the blood transfusion was declared to be in her best interests.


Full judgment: BAILII


  • Medical treatment cases🔍

Date: 3/6/20🔍

Court: High Court (Family Division)🔍

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  • Gwynneth Knowles🔍


  • Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust🔍

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Published: 27/2/21 08:12

Cached: 2024-04-25 11:24:04