Alfie Evans: Sick Toddler’s Life Support ‘Can End’
February 20, 2018
(BBC) – Doctors can stop providing life support to toddler Alfie Evans who has a mystery illness against his parents’ wishes, the High Court has ruled. Alder Hey Children’s Hospital argued that continuing to treat the 21-month-old from Bootle, Merseyside was “unkind, unfair and inhumane”. His parents Tom Evans and Kate James had hoped to prolong Alfie’s life with treatment at a hospital in Rome. Mr Justice Hayden said Alfie requires “peace, quiet and privacy”. The hospital is set to withdraw ventilation on Friday.