British hospital turned off life support of newborn without parents’ consent

By Sian Hill and James Towers

A British couple has won a court battle with a National Health Service trust over the death of their new-born baby in 2012. They alleged that staff at Darlington Memorial Hospital turned off the child’s life support without consultation with or consent of the parents. Only after their daughter Ivy had died were they able to see her.

Sian Hill, 26, and her partner James Towers, 29, discovered the true story behind the death months later when reading a pathologist’s report. After years of legal wrangling, the NHS agreed to a five-figure sum as a bereavement settlement just before the case was to go to court.

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https://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/british-hospital-turned-off-life-support-of-new-born-without-parents-consen/12897

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