Wanting to withdraw treatment so that he will die, the medical
court action, the parents were stripped of their right to be decision makers for their beloved
child. They could only advise the Court and look on as the High Court made decisions for Alfie.
the withdrawal of treatment. As a result the parents are being tortured as they watch the
hospital take actions expected to lead to his death.
assessment to a specialist hospital in Rome), the hospital and doctors
death. While he now has some oxygen and some fluid this has taken huge effort to obtain for
him. He is offered sedation although (we understand) this has not been given at present.
Sedation (if given) would mean that he would develop respiratory failure and die even more
by extension bring our whole profession into disrepute.
authorities to allow Alfie safe passage to Rome.
providing his care. Surely the doctors should refuse to implement such a tyrannical decision
and allow Alfie to go to Rome.