Friday, 28 July 2017

Charlie Gard's parents: Great Ormond Street Hospital 'denied us our final wish'

Charlie Gard's parents say their "final wish" has been denied by Great Ormond Street Hospital, after a judge ordered their child's transfer to a hospice.
Connie Yates and Chris Gard tried to secure their son several days of life support treatment in a hospice - but the move was opposed by the hospital which said their plans were not "in any way viable".

High Court judge Mr Justice Francis has ruled that Charlie will be moved from Great Ormond Street (GOSH) to a hospice, where his artificial ventilation will be removed after a "period" of time.

He said the terminally ill child will "inevitably" die soon after.

In a statement, Ms Yates said GOSH had "denied us our final wish".

She said: "We just want some peace with our son, no hospital, no lawyers, no courts, no media, just quality time with Charlie away from everything to say goodbye to him in the most loving way.

"Most people won't ever have to go through what we have been through, we've had no control over our son's life and no control over our son's death."

Ms Yates added that two doctors and a team of intensive care nurses had offered to provide care for Charlie, but Mr Justice Francis "ordered against what we have arranged and has agreed to what GOSH asked".

She said: "This subsequently gives us very little time with our son.

"I'm not allowed to disclose the time or place but I'm shocked that after all we've been through they won't allow us this extra time."

Charlie Gard's parents believe they have new evidence that will result in him going to either the US or Italy for treatment.

SKY     News.

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