This article is from the source 'bbc' and was first published or seen on . The next check for changes will be

You can find the current article at its original source at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-62424659

The article has changed 13 times. There is an RSS feed of changes available.

Version 9 Version 10
Archie Battersbee: Family refused permission for hospice move Archie Battersbee: Family refused permission for hospice move
(32 minutes later)
Archie Battersbee suffered brain damage in an incident at home on 7 April and has not regained consciousnessArchie Battersbee suffered brain damage in an incident at home on 7 April and has not regained consciousness
The family of 12-year-old Archie Battersbee cannot move him to a hospice for withdrawal of treatment, a High Court judge has ruled.The family of 12-year-old Archie Battersbee cannot move him to a hospice for withdrawal of treatment, a High Court judge has ruled.
His family applied for permission after the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) refused a request to delay the withdrawal of life-sustaining support.His family applied for permission after the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) refused a request to delay the withdrawal of life-sustaining support.
Archie's mother wanted him "in a peaceful hospice to say goodbye". Archie's mother had said she wanted him "in a peaceful hospice to say goodbye".
But doctors warned he was too unstable to move by ambulance and it would "hasten premature deterioration".But doctors warned he was too unstable to move by ambulance and it would "hasten premature deterioration".
The family sought permission to appeal against the latest decision, but that bid has been rejected by three justices at the Court of Appeal.The family sought permission to appeal against the latest decision, but that bid has been rejected by three justices at the Court of Appeal.
They have now applied to the ECHR challenging the High Court ruling, campaign group Christian Concern said. Archie's family said a breakdown in trust meant Archie would not die with peace and dignity in hospital
Archie's family have now applied to the ECHR challenging the High Court ruling, campaign group Christian Concern said.
Responding to the High Court's hospice ruling earlier, Archie's mum, Hollie Dance, said: "All our wishes as a family have been denied by the authorities.Responding to the High Court's hospice ruling earlier, Archie's mum, Hollie Dance, said: "All our wishes as a family have been denied by the authorities.
"We are broken, but we are keeping going, because we love Archie and refuse to give up on him.""We are broken, but we are keeping going, because we love Archie and refuse to give up on him."
Archie's family said a breakdown in trust meant Archie would not die with peace and dignity in hospital Archie's family were told his life-sustaining treatment would be withdrawn from 10:00 BST on Saturday, according to Christian Concern.
Archie, who is being treated at the Royal London Hospital, was found unconscious at home in Southend, Essex, on 7 April - his mother believes he may have been taking part in an online challenge. However, Barts Health NHS Trust, which runs the Royal London Hospital where Archie is being treated, said no changes would be made to his care "until the outstanding legal issues are resolved".
Archie was found unconscious at home in Southend, Essex, on 7 April - his mother believes he may have been taking part in an online challenge.
He suffered "catastrophic" brain injuries and doctors think it is "highly likely" he is brain-stem dead.He suffered "catastrophic" brain injuries and doctors think it is "highly likely" he is brain-stem dead.
Life-sustaining support, including mechanical ventilation and drug treatments, has been in place since April.Life-sustaining support, including mechanical ventilation and drug treatments, has been in place since April.
'Unconditional love'
In her ruling earlier on Friday, Mrs Justice Theis concluded it was not in Archie's best interests to be moved.In her ruling earlier on Friday, Mrs Justice Theis concluded it was not in Archie's best interests to be moved.
She said: "Archie's best interests must remain at the core of any conclusions reached by this court.She said: "Archie's best interests must remain at the core of any conclusions reached by this court.
"When considering the wishes of the family, why those wishes are held, the facilities at the hospice, what Archie is likely to have wanted... the risks involved in a transfer... and the increasing fragility of his medical condition, I am satisfied... he should remain at the hospital when treatment is withdrawn.""When considering the wishes of the family, why those wishes are held, the facilities at the hospice, what Archie is likely to have wanted... the risks involved in a transfer... and the increasing fragility of his medical condition, I am satisfied... he should remain at the hospital when treatment is withdrawn."
'Peaceful circumstances'
Mrs Justice Theis also noted Archie's family's "unconditional love and dedication", which she said had been a "golden thread that runs through this case".Mrs Justice Theis also noted Archie's family's "unconditional love and dedication", which she said had been a "golden thread that runs through this case".
"I hope now Archie can be afforded the opportunity for him to die in peaceful circumstances, with the family who meant so much to him as he clearly does to them.""I hope now Archie can be afforded the opportunity for him to die in peaceful circumstances, with the family who meant so much to him as he clearly does to them."
On Friday evening, Court of Appeal judges said the judgment from the High Court "deals comprehensively with each of the points raised on behalf of the parents".On Friday evening, Court of Appeal judges said the judgment from the High Court "deals comprehensively with each of the points raised on behalf of the parents".
They added: "We have reached the clear conclusion that each of her decisions was right for the reasons [Mrs Justice Theis] gave."They added: "We have reached the clear conclusion that each of her decisions was right for the reasons [Mrs Justice Theis] gave."
But the family have now applied to the ECHR, arguing there was a violation of articles six and eight of the European Convention on Human Rights, Christian Concern said. Christian Concern said later that Archie's family had applied to the ECHR, arguing there was a violation of articles six and eight of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Article six is the right to a fair trial and article eight is the right to respect for private and family life.Article six is the right to a fair trial and article eight is the right to respect for private and family life.
This attempt to move Archie to a hospice was always up against large evidential and legal obstacles. Firstly, the law requires the judge to put Archie's best interests first. So any change to his care would have to be for truly exceptional and necessary reasons.This attempt to move Archie to a hospice was always up against large evidential and legal obstacles. Firstly, the law requires the judge to put Archie's best interests first. So any change to his care would have to be for truly exceptional and necessary reasons.
All preceding courts have ruled it is futile to keep Archie alive. Unnecessarily delaying the withdrawal of treatment would, in the eyes of the law, risk the court becoming complicit in denying the boy peace and dignity in his final hours.All preceding courts have ruled it is futile to keep Archie alive. Unnecessarily delaying the withdrawal of treatment would, in the eyes of the law, risk the court becoming complicit in denying the boy peace and dignity in his final hours.
The evidence presented by the family did not change that. There was a moving account of why a hospice would be a good environment for them - but there were also clear accounts that it would not be good for Archie. He could die in an ambulance without his family around him.The evidence presented by the family did not change that. There was a moving account of why a hospice would be a good environment for them - but there were also clear accounts that it would not be good for Archie. He could die in an ambulance without his family around him.
Find BBC News: East of England on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. If you have a story suggestion email eastofenglandnews@bbc.co.ukFind BBC News: East of England on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. If you have a story suggestion email eastofenglandnews@bbc.co.uk