The Truth About The Hospital In The Charlie Gard Case

The Truth About The Hospital In The Charlie Gard Case

Gollop also said Great Ormond Street would like to fulfil the wish of Charlie's parents "if practical".

Charlie's parents' lawyer has accused Great Ormond Street of putting obstacles in the couple's way.

Charlie was born with a rare genetic condition which causes progressive muscle weakness.

Hospital Director Mariella Enoc and Doctor Enrico Bertini discussed Gard's medical care since his parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, chose to end their court battle to bring their infant to the United States for experimental treatment.

The parents reportedly spoke with Great Ormond Street Hospital about taking their baby home, but they hit "obstacles", according to the Associated Press.

But British doctors said the therapy would not help, recommending that life support be stopped.

A judge will make a decision tomorrow on whether to allow Charlie Gard's parents to take him home to die. "It must be provided in a specialist setting by specialists", the document said. He is now on life support.




The LBC Presenter had previously outlined earlier in the programme that people would have to be a "monster" to criticise Charlie's parents, who he believes acted as any parent would.

Judge Nicholas Francis adjourned the hearing to allow time to explore more options and possible mediation, after lawyers for the hospital said doctors are willing in principle to let the child return home but are concerned about the practicalities of providing care outside the hospital.

Art Estopinan's six-year-old son has a similar medical condition and was helped by the expert who offered to treat Charlie. "Mummy and Daddy love you so much Charlie, we always have and we always will and we are so sorry that we couldn't save you".

The hospital said Professor Hirano had not taken the opportunity to see Charlie until last week, despite being offered the chance to do so by the hospital in January.

Mr Justice Francis is overseeing the latest dispute at a public hearing in the Family Division of the High Court.

It resulted in the case becoming a flashpoint for opposing views on health-care funding, medical intervention, the role of the state and the rights of the child after US-based pro-life activists flew to London to support Charlie's parents. "There's one simple reason for Charlie's muscular deterioration [and] that was time", noting the lengthy decisions from the courts of London which restricted Charlie from the USA treatment.

In the latest salvo in the controversial global battle that pitted the authority of the hospital over the rights of the parents, GOSH also accused Hirano of not having read Charlie's medical or court records before putting forward a treatment. Britain's courts, backed by the European Court of Human Rights, refused permission, saying it would prolong his suffering without any realistic prospect of helping the child.

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