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Anticipated ruling on whether Archie Battersbee can be moved to hospice to die

deciding whether Archie Battersby May die moving from hospital to hospice high court Friday morning.

A lawyer for the 12-year-old’s family took part in an hour-long court hearing on Thursday as London courts held late into the night.

His loved ones made a last-minute bid to let him die “with dignity” in hospice, promising to “fight to the end”.

A doctor who had treated the boy for the past four months declared Archie to be “brain stem dead” and ordered a long but eventual eviction by his family to continue life-sustaining treatment in the hope of his recovery. It sparked an unsuccessful legal battle.

The child has been in a coma since being found unconscious in his Southend home. Essex, April 7. His mother, Holly Dance, believes he was participating in an online challenge when he fell ill, and he has not regained consciousness since.

Archie is staying alive at the Royal London Hospital in London with a combination of medical interventions including ventilators and medication. whitechapelEast London.

Archie’s mother Holly Dance

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Ms. Dance complained that her privacy was not protected at the hospital, and said she wanted her son to “spend his last moments” privately with his family.

she said times radio Thursday: “Families can’t even be in the same room without a nurse.”

She added:

“Why are hospitals blocking it?”

12-year-old Archie Batterbee has been hospitalized since April

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Barts Health NHS Trust Archie’s condition is too precarious to be transported, and moving him by ambulance to another environment would be “a threat to the family, even with full intensive care equipment and staff on the move.” is most likely to hasten early deterioration, which we want to avoid.”

A High Court order issued in July required Archie to remain at the Royal London Hospital until treatment was discontinued.

A family spokesperson said the hospice agreed to take him.

Additional reporting by PA

Anticipated ruling on whether Archie Battersbee can be moved to hospice to die

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