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Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v M and Another [2019] EWHC 1244 (Fam)

May 20, 2019, 15:09 PM
Medical treatment – Application for declaration of lawfulness – Parental objection on religious grounds - 15-month-old child with renal failure
The court made a declaration of lawfulness in relation to a gastroscopy procedure on the 15-month-old child who had renal disease and whose parents objected to treatment on religious grounds.
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(Family Division, Hayden J, 13 May 2019)

Medical treatment – Application for declaration of lawfulness – Parental objection on religious grounds - 15-month-old child with renal failure

The court made a declaration of lawfulness in relation to a gastroscopy procedure on the 15-month-old child who had renal disease and whose parents objected to treatment on religious grounds.


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Neutral Citation Number: [2019] EWHC 1244 (Fam)

Case No: MAP1900343

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE

FAMILY DIVISION

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 13/05/2019

Before :

THE HONOURABLE MR JUSTICE HAYDEN

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Between :

Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation

Trust

Applicant

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M
(Acting by his Children’s Guardian

1st Respondent

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OA
2nd Respondent

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Mr Burrows (instructed by Hill Dickinson LLP) for the NHS Trust
Ms Greenhalgh (instructed by Manchester City Council) for the Local Authority
Ms Kilvington (instructed by Abbot and Co) for the M
Ms Cordock (instructed by Children’s Guardian) for the Guardian
F (acting in person)

Hearing date: 13 May 2019

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Approved Judgment

I direct that pursuant to CPR PD 39A para 6.1 no official shorthand note shall be taken of this Judgment and that copies of this version as handed down may be treated as authentic.

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THE HONOURABLE MR JUSTICE HAYDEN

This judgment was delivered in private. The judge has given leave for this version of the judgment to be published on condition that (irrespective of what is contained in the judgment) in any published version of the judgment the anonymity of the children and members of their family must be strictly preserved. All persons, including representatives of the media, must ensure that this condition is strictly complied with. Failure to do so will be a contempt of court.

 

Judgment: Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v M and Another [2019] EWHC 1244 (Fam)

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