Judge makes 15 year old girl ward of court after mother refuses to allow nasojejunal tube feeding

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 03 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2566
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

NHS trusts involved in disputes with families over their child’s treatment should not spend too long trying to secure parents’ agreement before taking the case to court, a UK High Court judge has warned.

Although trusts sometimes resorted to litigation too soon, in other cases crucial time could be lost trying to secure acquiescence, said Mr Justice Hayden, sitting in the Court of Protection in London.

The judge made declarations that it would be in the best interests of a 15 year old girl who …

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