Judge will not intervene as dying woman denied life supportBMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39279.560845.DB (Published 19 July 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:119
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
A judge at the High Court in Belfast has refused to intervene to stop a hospital in Northern Ireland withdrawing life support for a terminally ill woman.
Mr Justice Gillen refused to allow the daughter of the 51 year old woman, who wants her kept alive, to go ahead with an application for judicial review of the hospital's decision to let her die. …