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University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust v B (Urgent Medical Treatment) [2019] EWHC 1670 (Fam)
Date:9 JUL 2019
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(Family Division, MacDonald J, 21 June 2019)

Medical treatment – Diabetic ketoacidosis – Refusal of child to accept treatment

The Family Division found that it was in the child’s best interests, objectively assessed, to receive the treatment proposed.


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Neutral Citation Number: [2019] EWHC 1670 (Fam)

Case No: TBA



Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 21/06/2019



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University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

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B (A Minor)

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Mr Ranald Davidson (instructed by the Hospital Trust) for the Applicant
The Respondent did not appear and was not represented

Hearing dates: 21 June 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.



This judgment was delivered in private. The Judge has given permission for this anonymised version of the judgment (and any of the facts and matters contained in it) to be published on condition always that the names and the addresses of the parties and the children must not be published. For the avoidance of doubt, the strict prohibition on publishing the names and addresses of the parties and the children will continue to apply where that information has been obtained by using the contents of this judgment to discover information already in the public domain. All persons, including representatives of the media, must ensure that these conditions are strictly complied with. Failure to do so will be a contempt of court.


Judgment: University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust v B (A Minor) (Urgent Medical Treatment) [2019] EWHC 1670 (Fam)

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