Daily uk news 'It's the end... isn't it?': Archie Battersbee's heartbroken mum appears outside hospital with pain etched on her face after judges reject last-minute bid to save 12-year-old's life... as parents have until 9am TODAY to apply to move him to

PremierLeague-News.Com - Archie's mother, Hollie Dance, was comforted by family as she broke down in tears outside Royal London Hospital in east London on Wednesday.

Daily uk news 'It's the end... isn't it?': Archie Battersbee's heartbroken mum appears outside hospital with pain etched on her face after judges reject last-minute bid to save 12-year-old's life... as parents have until 9am TODAY to apply to move him to

PremierLeague-News.Com - Archie's mother, Hollie Dance, was comforted by family as she broke down in tears outside Royal London Hospital in east London on Wednesday.

Daily uk news 'It's the end... isn't it?': Archie Battersbee's heartbroken mum appears outside hospital with pain etched on her face after judges reject last-minute bid to save 12-year-old's life... as parents have until 9am TODAY to apply to move him to
03 August 2022 - 23:45

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Archie Battersbee's mother has appeared outside hospital last night and described the rejection of her bid to postpone the withdrawal of her son's life support as 'another heart-breaking development' after European judges rejected her last-minute bid to intervene and save her son's life.The 12-year-old's mother, Hollie Dance, was comforted by family as she broke down in tears outside Royal London Hospital in east London on Wednesday and suggested the end was in sight following a four-month legal battle to continue Archie's treatment. She said she will now 'fight' to get her son moved into a hospice so he can have a 'dignified passing' and spend time with his loved ones without being 'interrupted by noise and chaos'.A spokeswoman for the family told PA: 'We think it is completely barbaric and absolutely disgusting that we're not even allowed to choose where Archie takes his last moments.'Hospices are well and truly designed for palliative and respite care. Archie is now obviously on palliative care so there is no reason whatsoever for him not to take his last moments at a hospice.'The hospice has said that they will take him.' Archie Battersbee's heartbroken mother Hollie Dance vows to continue fight to save him as she appears outside the Royal London hospital in Whitechapel, east LondonBarts Health NHS Trust has said Archie's condition is too unstable for a transfer and that moving him by ambulance to a different setting 'would most likely hasten the premature deterioration the family wish to avoid, even with full intensive care equipment and staff on the journey'.A High Court order made in July requires that Archie remains at the Royal London Hospital while his treatment is withdrawn.Speaking outside hospital after hearing the European judges' decision, Ms Dance said: 'We've now got a fight to see whether we can get him out of here to have a dignified passing at a hospice. It's just unfair.'Now I would like him out of this hospital. He came to this hospital to have an operation, this hospital failed him. 'So, I would like him out of here as quick as possible really. And in a peaceful hospice to say goodbye and spend time with his family, uninterrupted by the noise and chaos. The one thing I will say is, I promised him I'd fight to the end and that's exactly what I've done.'After being asked whether this defeat felt different, she said: 'It's the end, it was the last thing, wasn't it, and again our country have failed a 12-year-old child.' Ms Dance and Archie's father Paul Battersbee had submitted an application at the eleventh-hour to the European Court of Human Rights but it was refused shortly after 6.30pm on Wednesday evening, adding that it would not 'interfere with the decisions of the national courts to allow the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment from (Archie) to proceed'. more videos 1 2 3 Watch video Police officers ram off road bikers in bid to stop crime Watch video Grinning Princess Charlotte takes her seat at the Commonwealth Games Watch video Rebekah Vardy tears up when asked about support she got from Jamie Watch video Reveller pulled away after being gored and trampled by a bull Watch video Rebekah Vardy refuses to answer if her agent 'let her down' Watch video Paraglider narrowly avoids death after parachute fails to open Watch video CCTV shows Ricky Bibey and girlfriend with couple prior to death Watch video CCTV of moments before Bruno Krupp runs over teen in hit-and-run Watch video Chinese influencer goes viral after eating a great white shark Watch video Father of girl shot dead by Cruz says 'daughter was taken from me' Watch video Accessing the disused tunnels of Shepherd's Bush's tube station Watch video British millionaire's yacht wrecked after crashing in Sardinia DM.later('bundle', function(){ DM.molFeCarousel.init('#p-17', 'channelCarousel', { "activeClass" : "wocc", "pageCount" : "3.0", "pageSize" : 1, "onPos": 0, "updateStyleOnHover": true }); }); Ms Dance receives a hug from a family member after she spoke to the media outside the Royal London hospital in Whitechapel, east London this evening Responding to the news, Ms Dance said: 'This is another heart-breaking development in our fight for Archie's right to live. We have been contacted by doctors in Japan and Italy who say they are willing to treat Archie, why can't we give him a chance?' Ms Dance said she has had many offers from doctors in Japan and Italy who are willing to treat Archie and they are now considering their options Doctors have been given permission to turn off Archie's life support machine, but his parents are trying to continue the fight to keep him alive. Pictured is Archie in hospitalIn a statement, the court said it would not grant an interim measure to continue treatment and declared the parents' complaints 'inadmissible'. The court added it would only grant such requests 'on an exceptional basis' and 'when the applicants would otherwise face a real risk of irreversible harm'.Archie has been in a coma since he was found unconscious in April and is being kept alive by a combination of medical interventions, including ventilation and drug treatments, at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, east London.With the appeal now rejected by the ECHR, Alistair Chesser - the Chief Medical Officer for Barts Health NHS Trust - told MailOnline they will 'work with the family to prepare the withdrawal of Archie's treatment'. Mr Chesser said: 'Our deepest sympathies remain with Archie's family and we aim to provide the best possible support to everyone at this difficult time. 'As directed by the courts, we will work with the family to prepare for the withdrawal of treatment, but we will make no changes to Archie's care until the outstanding legal issues are resolved.' The Trust said Archie's treatment will end at 11am tomorrow unless the family apply to the High Court by 9am to move him to a hospice.It said: 'Any application will be opposed on both a procedural basis and best interests basis.'Archie's parents secured a reprieve of up to 24 hours after submitting an application to the European Court of Human Rights to prolong his life - just 120 minutes before his life support was to be removed on Wednesday morning. Ms Dance said she has had many offers from doctors in Japan and Italy who are willing to treat Archie and they are now considering their options.  more videos 1 2 3 Watch video Police officers ram off road bikers in bid to stop crime Watch video Grinning Princess Charlotte takes her seat at the Commonwealth Games Watch video Rebekah Vardy tears up when asked about support she got from Jamie Watch video Reveller pulled away after being gored and trampled by a bull Watch video Rebekah Vardy refuses to answer if her agent 'let her down' Watch video Paraglider narrowly avoids death after parachute fails to open Watch video CCTV shows Ricky Bibey and girlfriend with couple prior to death Watch video CCTV of moments before Bruno Krupp runs over teen in hit-and-run Watch video Chinese influencer goes viral after eating a great white shark Watch video Father of girl shot dead by Cruz says 'daughter was taken from me' Watch video Accessing the disused tunnels of Shepherd's Bush's tube station Watch video British millionaire's yacht wrecked after crashing in Sardinia DM.later('bundle', function(){ DM.molFeCarousel.init('#p-28', 'channelCarousel', { "activeClass" : "wocc", "pageCount" : "3.0", "pageSize" : 1, "onPos": 0, "updateStyleOnHover": true }); }); Strasbourg court have rejected the eleventh-hour application from the Archie Battersbee's parents, Hollie Dance and Paul Battersbee, and said it 'would not interfere' with the decisions of UK courts that life-support treatment should be withdrawn from the youngster. Pictured, his family outside the Royal London hospital in Whitechapel today His mother Hollie also claims that doctors in Japan, Italy and Turkey have offered to treat him. She said: 'I'm now considering options to move him outside the UK'. Archie has not regained consciousness after he was found unresponsive with a ligature around his neck at his homeShe said: 'This is another heart-breaking development in our fight for Archie's right to live. We have been contacted by doctors in Japan and Italy who say they are willing to treat Archie, why can't we give him a chance?'The NHS, the government and the Courts in this country and Europe may have given up on treating him, but we have not.'The whole system has been stacked against us. Reform must now come through Charlie's Law so that no parents have to go through this.'In a worst-case scenario, we want to take Archie to a hospice, but the hospital have said that we cannot do that despite previous promises. We have been told all along that this is all about Archie dying with 'dignity', and yet we are told we cannot take him to a hospice where it is quiet and we can spend time with him as a family without the chaos at the hospital.'We will fight to end for Archie's right to live.'UK Supreme Court judges have previously said they have 'great sympathy' with Archie's parents but added there is 'no prospect of any meaningful recovery'. Archie's parents held holding a vigil by his bed side at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel overnight where doctors were planning to turn off his ventilator at 11am.Archie's lawyers argued that stopping treatment would be in breach of the UK's obligations under Articles 10 and 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities - the right to life and equal recognition before the law - and Article 6 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Children - that every child has the inherent right to life. more videos 1 2 3 Watch video Police officers ram off road bikers in bid to stop crime Watch video Grinning Princess Charlotte takes her seat at the Commonwealth Games Watch video Rebekah Vardy tears up when asked about support she got from Jamie Watch video Reveller pulled away after being gored and trampled by a bull Watch video Rebekah Vardy refuses to answer if her agent 'let her down' Watch video Paraglider narrowly avoids death after parachute fails to open Watch video CCTV shows Ricky Bibey and girlfriend with couple prior to death Watch video CCTV of moments before Bruno Krupp runs over teen in hit-and-run Watch video Chinese influencer goes viral after eating a great white shark Watch video Father of girl shot dead by Cruz says 'daughter was taken from me' Watch video Accessing the disused tunnels of Shepherd's Bush's tube station Watch video British millionaire's yacht wrecked after crashing in Sardinia DM.later('bundle', function(){ DM.molFeCarousel.init('#p-37', 'channelCarousel', { "activeClass" : "wocc", "pageCount" : "3.0", "pageSize" : 1, "onPos": 0, "updateStyleOnHover": true }); }); Paul Battersbee and Hollie Dance have been holding a vigil by his bed side at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel overnight where doctors were planning to turn off his ventilator at 11am. Pictured outside the Royal London hospital in Whitechapel, east LondonBarts NHS trust then confirmed they would no longer turn off his life support at 11am.  A spokesman said: 'We will make no changes to Archie's care until the outstanding legal issues are resolved'.Speaking earlier today, Ms Dance said: 'We are very relieved, we are having to battle every decision with the hospital. We now hope and pray that the ECHR will look favourably on the application. We will not give up on Archie until the end.'Ms Dance also said she is 'running on empty', adding: 'Yesterday was a very down day for me. People that know me know I won't stay down for long, especially when it comes to fighting for my son's life.'I promised Arch, same with his dad, that we will fight 'til the bitter end, and that's exactly what we're going to do.'We're going to fight for the right for my son to live.'Ms Dance told reporters: 'It really is a case of me and Archie, and obviously Archie's family, up against the whole system.'  Asked about what other countries are offering, she said they are 'really supportive', they can offer treatment to Archie, and they have 'high success rates'.She said that they have told them that there are medical interventions that will help Archie recover - the opposite conclusion to his doctors in the UK. Ms Dance added: 'There's other countries that want to treat him and I think that he should be allowed to go'.The 12-year-old suffered catastrophic brain damage after an accident at home in April, and has been in a deep coma, with doctors reporting that his brain stem is dead — meaning he will not recover.His heartbroken parents, Ms Dance and Mr Battersbee, yesterday lost their Supreme Court bid to stop doctors removing him from the ventilator and drug treatments which have kept him alive for months.  Ms Dance said: 'Every single court case we've had we've had no time at all, one or two days to prepare and get the whole case together.'  Archie, of Southend-On-Sea, Essex, suffered brain damage at home on April 7 and is in coma. Medics say he is 'brain dead'  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Archie Battersbee's life support will be switched off at... Archie Battersbee's mother accuses NHS hospital trust of... Archie Battersbee case is sent BACK to High Court for... Share this article Share Andrea Williams, chief executive of the Christian Legal Centre, said: 'This is a story about a mother's love. She was catapulted into a whirlwind of legal battles and media attention all because she believed in giving her beloved son more time. 'Even though the whole system has come against her she has stood with her legal team against all the odds.  A shattering week for Archie's family... as the fight goes onFriday - Hollie Dance and Paul Battersbee apply to the UN after exhausting all their options in the British courts. In response, the UN asks the government to keep Archie's ventilator switched on until they had considered his case.Sunday - The government's legal department write an urgent matter on behalf of Health Secretary Steve Barclay asking the courts to urgently consider the committee's request.Monday - The Court of Appeal refuse to postpone the withdrawal of Archie's treatment beyond 12pm the following day.Tuesday  Morning: The Supreme Court confirm a last-minute appeal has  been lodged.Afternoon: Three justice reject the appeal, meaning Archie's life support will now be turned off.  Evening: Trust confirms plan to remove Archie's life support at 11am tomorrow. Archie's mother announces their plan to make an urgent application to the European Convention on Human Rights tomorrow at 9am.Wednesday9am: Archie's family apply to the ECHR 10am: Barts NHS trust delay removing life support at 11am6:30pm: The European Court of Human Rights rejected a last-ditch bid to save the youngsters life and said it 'would not interfere' with the decisions of UK courts that life-support treatment should be withdrawn from the 12-year-old.adverts.addToArray({"pos":"mpu_factbox"})Advertisement 'The hospital and courts say this is all about Archie's dignity which means he should die quickly and at a specified time. The parents don't agree that it is dignified and in his best interests to die. Even the parents' request to move him to a hospice is being denied as undignified. 'Common humanity requires a different way of doing this. 'We continue to stand with the family as they consider their next options.' The family is maintaining a vigil at Archie's bedside in the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, East London. They spent the night playing his favourite music and television shows, his sister-in-law, Ella Carter said.Archie, who was a keen martial arts fighter and aspiring Olympic gymnast, was also played messages sent to him by boxing stars, during what could be his final hours.'They're constantly talking to him and telling him what's been going on with the family and his friends,' Ms Carter added.His parents, who are separated, and siblings Lauren, Tom, Jed, Sam and Ben will be able to hold Archie in their arms or lie on the bed next to him when the ventilator is removed.Ms Dance said that she wanted Archie to have a dignified death and be moved to a hospice for his final hours, however this was denied by Barts Health NHS Trust.'We've asked very nicely, in a very nice manner, 'Can we take Archie to a hospice?',' she said.'I think it's every parent's right to be able to take your child out of a very loud hospital for a peaceful, dignified - as they call it - a dignified death, which is what all these court cases are about, apparently, Archie's dignity.'Well, where's Archie's dignity and his rights now? He's not even allowed a peaceful death at a hospice. 'So, our solicitor's words were: 'They've been very brutal and they refused a hospice'.'Ms Carter echoed the desire for Archie to be moved to a 'calm' hospice so that the family could say goodbye to Archie in less 'chaotic' environment.She said that 'seven or eight' security guards around his room did not create a peaceful atmosphere.Speaking yesterday, she said: 'If this is Archie's last couple of days it needs to be peaceful and it needs to be a calm atmosphere, and it's the complete opposite really.'We would really like it to be in a hospice - I mean that's exactly what they're designed for, they're so well-equipped to deal with situations like this.' Ms Dance added: 'We are having to battle over every decision with the hospital.'There is nothing dignified in how we are being treated as a family in this situation. We do not understand what the rush is and why all of our wishes are being denied.'She added: 'I know Archie's still with us. Archie's showing very different signs to what the clinicians are actually putting over to the courts. He's very much there, he's progressing in so many ways.'  'Legally we're exploring one more option this evening but this really is sort of the end,' his mother Ms Dance told Sky News Friends of Archie Battersbee's family (left to right) Jeanette Baldwin, Ella Carter and Kelly Elliott. Ms Carter said the family held a vigil at Archie's bed overnightBarts Health NHS Trust said it would work with Archie's family to prepare for the withdrawal of treatment.As part of this, the Trust wrote a letter to his parents on Saturday, encouraging the extended family to visit the 12-year-old over the weekend, as only immediate family will be allowed in the room when his life support is removed. Alistair Chesser, chief medical officer for Barts Health NHS Trust, said: 'Our deepest sympathies remain with Archie's family.'As directed by the courts, we will now work with the family to prepare for the withdrawal of treatment.

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.' Meanwhile, medical experts cast doubt on the prospect of Archie receiving new treatment abroad. Alastair Sutcliffe, a professor of paediatrics at University College London, said: ‘Archie does not have a rare disease where one country has access to a cure and others do not. He has brain damage from asphyxia/hypoxia and there is no known antidote to that in such a severe case.’ Neena Modi, a professor of neonatal medicine at Imperial College London, said offers of third party interventions were often made without full knowledge of the case, giving ‘false hope to grieving parents, adding to their anguish’. Yesterday, a panel of three judges refused an application by the 12-year-old's parents asking for a halt while a UN committee reviewed their son's case.Yesterday, Ms Dance condemned the 'brutal' decision to turn off her son's life support and vowed to 'fight to the bitter end'.She called the decision to turn off her son's life support 'shameful' and accused the NHS of 'executing' him. Yesterday evening, Ms Dance told Sky News: 'It's been the hospital's way from the word go, just 'push push push, we need this done immediately'.'It's got to be at rapid speed, we actually execute this child — and with the backing of the legal system it's been very easy for the hospital to do that, and I just think that it's disgraceful, it's absolutely shameful.'Is that the way forward in this country? We're allowed to execute children now because they've got disabilities? What's next?'I feel very let down by our system. Very disappointed. I did say I would fight on to the bitter end for Archie and as his mum that's what I've done.' more videos 1 2 3 Watch video Police officers ram off road bikers in bid to stop crime Watch video Grinning Princess Charlotte takes her seat at the Commonwealth Games Watch video Rebekah Vardy tears up when asked about support she got from Jamie Watch video Reveller pulled away after being gored and trampled by a bull Watch video Rebekah Vardy refuses to answer if her agent 'let her down' Watch video Paraglider narrowly avoids death after parachute fails to open Watch video CCTV shows Ricky Bibey and girlfriend with couple prior to death Watch video CCTV of moments before Bruno Krupp runs over teen in hit-and-run Watch video Chinese influencer goes viral after eating a great white shark Watch video Father of girl shot dead by Cruz says 'daughter was taken from me' Watch video Accessing the disused tunnels of Shepherd's Bush's tube station Watch video British millionaire's yacht wrecked after crashing in Sardinia DM.later('bundle', function(){ DM.molFeCarousel.init('#p-54', 'channelCarousel', { "activeClass" : "wocc", "pageCount" : "3.0", "pageSize" : 1, "onPos": 0, "updateStyleOnHover": true }); }); Left: Archie Battersbee with his older brother Tom Summers. Right: Archie with his mother Hollie Dance Ms Dance kisses her son Archie as he lies in bed in hospital, following an accident at his Essex home in April Archie with his mother Hollie Dance (left), brother Tom Summers and sister Lauren Summers Archie Battersbee's brother Tom Summers kissing Archie on the head in hospitalMs Dance called for the justice system to be reformed, stating 'it's not fair, it's not right'. Sky News reported that Archie's family said 'at least three other countries' have agreed to take their little boy in for treatment.'There's so many options in other countries, why is it this country is so black and white,' Ms Dance said. 'You've got a brain injury, sorry that its it — it's the end of the line for you.'Other countries offer so much hope and so many different treatments.' She added: 'No authorities, other than the UN CRPD have shown any compassion or understanding to us as a family. The government intervention at the last moment feels like a betrayal. We will fight until the end.'I can honestly say that Archie would be very, very disappointed in our justice systems.'This is somebody's child ... they're not just taking a child away from me and Paul, they're destroying the whole family.'It's not right, it's not right, and something needs to be done - reform desperately needs to be taking place in this country.'  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Archie Battersbee's life support will be switched off at... Archie Battersbee's mother accuses NHS hospital trust of... Archie Battersbee case is sent BACK to High Court for... Share this article Share more videos 1 2 3 Watch video Emergency services on scene after fatal incident at fairground Watch video Police officers ram off road bikers in bid to stop crime Watch video Grinning Princess Charlotte takes her seat at the Commonwealth Games Watch video Rebekah Vardy tears up when asked about support she got from Jamie Watch video Reveller pulled away after being gored and trampled by a bull Watch video Rebekah Vardy refuses to answer if her agent 'let her down' Watch video Paraglider narrowly avoids death after parachute fails to open Watch video CCTV of moments before Bruno Krupp runs over teen in hit-and-run Watch video Father of girl shot dead by Cruz says 'daughter was taken from me' Watch video Accessing the disused tunnels of Shepherd's Bush's tube station Watch video Nancy Pelosi departs Taiwan after controversial visit Watch video British millionaire's yacht wrecked after crashing in Sardinia DM.later('bundle', function(){ DM.molFeCarousel.init('#p-73', 'channelCarousel', { "activeClass" : "wocc", "pageCount" : "3.0", "pageSize" : 1, "onPos": 0, "updateStyleOnHover": true }); }); The Christian Legal Centre said that it will stand by Archie's parents (pictured on Monday) as they fight in the Supreme Court Archie Battersbee's parents, Paul Battersbee and Hollie Dance, outside Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel on Monday more videos 1 2 3 Watch video Police officers ram off road bikers in bid to stop crime Watch video Grinning Princess Charlotte takes her seat at the Commonwealth Games Watch video Rebekah Vardy tears up when asked about support she got from Jamie Watch video Reveller pulled away after being gored and trampled by a bull Watch video Rebekah Vardy refuses to answer if her agent 'let her down' Watch video Paraglider narrowly avoids death after parachute fails to open Watch video CCTV shows Ricky Bibey and girlfriend with couple prior to death Watch video CCTV of moments before Bruno Krupp runs over teen in hit-and-run Watch video Chinese influencer goes viral after eating a great white shark Watch video Father of girl shot dead by Cruz says 'daughter was taken from me' Watch video Accessing the disused tunnels of Shepherd's Bush's tube station Watch video British millionaire's yacht wrecked after crashing in Sardinia DM.later('bundle', function(){ DM.molFeCarousel.init('#p-78', 'channelCarousel', { "activeClass" : "wocc", "pageCount" : "3.0", "pageSize" : 1, "onPos": 0, "updateStyleOnHover": true }); }); Is brain stem death the same as being in a vegetative state? And what are the chances of recovery? Archie's doctors insist he is 'brain dead'. This is different to a 'vegetative state' which happens after extensive brain damage, like that suffered by F1 racing legend Michael Schumacher in a catastrophic skiing accident in 2013. It is permanent, meaning the affected person will never regain consciousness or start breathing on their own again. They are legally confirmed as dead, with the time on their death certificate logged when they fail a catalogue of tests.The NHS says it can be 'confusing' because brain dead people can still have a beating heart and their chest will 'rise and fall with every breath'. However, this is solely down to life support machines — not because the person has miraculously regained the ability to do this themselves.Occasionally, the limbs and torso can move. But this is simply down to reflexes triggered by nerves in the spine that are not linked with the brain. It does not indicate that the brain is still working. Whereas, it is scientifically possible for someone in a vegetative state to recover. This is because their brain stem, which controls breathing and heartbeat, still functions, meaning they may show signs of being awake — such as being able to open their eyes.One year after going into a vegetative state, around 43 per cent will regain consciousness, 34 per cent die and 23 per cent are still vegetative. However, those who wake up are often minimally conscious, unable to communicate and have to be fed through a tube. Dozens of people claim to have beaten brain death in the past. Zack Dunlap, a 21-year-old from Oklahoma, told of how he heard doctors tell his family he was brain dead following a scan. But his arm moved while he was being prepared for organ donation. He later woke up, recovered and went home seven weeks later.But the Neurocritical Care Society, a network of more than 2,000 healthcare workers, says it is impossible. Writing in an FAQ page, it said: 'If anyone claims to have recovered from brain death, then the diagnosis was incorrect.'The brain stem is located at the bottom of the brain and controls consciousness, awareness, breathing and the ability to regulate heart and blood pressure. If damaged - through trauma in Archie's case, or through bleeding, infections or tumours - it swells up but has no room to expand because it is encased inside the skull. This causes pressure to build up, leading to a drop in blood flow to the brain and damage to tissue. This pressure and swelling pushes the brain through a small opening at the base of the skull, which can not always be stopped or reversed.When the brain stem stops working, it cannot send messages to the body to control any functions and cannot receive messages back from the body. This damage is irreversible. Six tests need to be met before a person can be declared as a brain stem death. These include the pupils not responding to light, having no cough or gag reflex and being unresponsive to pain.  adverts.addToArray({"pos":"mpu_factbox"})Advertisement The Christian Legal Centre, which has been supporting the legal action by Archie Battersbee's parents, has called for changes to the law following Archie's case.Andrea Williams, chief executive of the Christian Legal Centre, said: 'What Archie's case has shown is that systematic reform is needed to protect the vulnerable and their families in end-of-life matters.'Legislation must be passed reforming the system. Archie's case stands in the gap. The precedent his case sets can go an incredibly long way to fixing a system which has no room for error.' Archie, who has been in a coma since April, was expected to be taken off his ventilator at 12pm yesterday after the Court of Appeal ruled continuing life support was not in his best interests. But just minutes after his life support was meant to be turned off, the Supreme Court confirmed that a last-minute appeal had been lodged.Three judges examined an application by the United Nations Commission for the Rights of People of Disability to consider the parents' complaint, but ruled against the request.  Lord Hodge, the court's deputy president, sat alongside Lords Kitchin and Stephens - the same panel of Supreme Court justices who rejected an appeal bid by Archie's parents last week.Announcing the court's refusal to hear the appeal, the judges said: 'As this panel stated in its note of determination last week, the justices have great sympathy with the plight of Archie's devoted parents who face a circumstance that is every parent's nightmare - the loss of a much-loved child.'It has to be borne in mind that, sadly, the central issue between Archie's parents on the one hand and the NHS trust, which is supported by Archie's very experienced guardian, has not been about Archie's recovery but about the timing and manner of his death.'As Sir Andrew MacFarlane recorded in his earlier judgement of July 25, there is no prospect of any meaningful recovery. Even if life-sustaining treatment were to be maintained, Archie would die in the course of the next few weeks through organ failure and then heart failure.'The maintenance of the medical regime, as (Mr Justice Hayden) held in his very sympathetic judgement, ''serves only to protract his death''. That conclusion was one which the judge reached only ''with the most profound regret''.' The Supreme Court's announcement said that while there was evidence Archie had 'religious beliefs, was very close to his mother and would not have wished to leave her alone', these were 'only some of the factors' the court had to consider.Archie was fit and healthy until April this year, when he was found unconscious at home in Southend, Essex, after an accident, which his mother has blamed on an online 'blackout' challenge. He suffered catastrophic brain damage and doctors believe Archie's condition will deteriorate over the next few weeks, leading to organ and heart failure.Yesterday, Miss Dance spoke of her determination to continue fighting. 'I promised Archie I would fight for his life to the end and that's what I'm doing,' she told Good Morning Britain.  Ms Dance added: 'We're in discussions about moving Archie because we don't want him to spend his last moments in his hospital.' She has previously accused Barts NHS Trust of pursuing a 'choreographed execution' of her son. A letter from the NHS Trust to Archie's parents, which was shared with MailOnline with their permissionArchie was due to have his life-support at the Royal London Hospital in east London ended on Monday at 2pm, after a High Court judge ruled this to be in his best interests and the family exhausted all routes of appeal.However, the UN committee issued a request to the UK Government last Friday, asking that it 'refrain from withdrawing life-preserving medical treatment, including mechanical ventilation and artificial nutrition and hydration' from Archie while his case is under consideration by the committee.The Government's legal department then wrote an urgent letter on Sunday on behalf of Health Secretary Steve Barclay, asking the courts to urgently consider the committee's request.Sir Andrew McFarlane, sitting with Lady Justice King and Lord Justice Moylan, said yesterday: 'My decision is that, save for granting a short stay until 12 noon tomorrow, the parents' application for any further stay is dismissed.'The judge said the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, under which the UN committee made its request, is an 'unincorporated international treaty'.He said: 'It is not part of the law of the United Kingdom ... and it is not appropriate for this court to apply an unincorporated international treaty into its decision-making process.'He added: 'Every day that (Archie) continues to be given life-sustaining treatment is contrary to his best interests and, so, a stay, even for a short time, is against his best interests.' In a letter, Archie's parents Hollie Dance and Paul Battersbee plead with Health Secretary Steve Barclay to intervene The judge said that was the decision that has been taken in the courts of England and Wales.The judges refused to grant permission to appeal against their ruling at the Supreme Court.Ms Dance indicated she and Mr Battersbee will make an application to the UK's highest court.She said: 'We continue to be shocked and traumatised by the brutality of the UK courts and the hospital trust.'Our wishes as parents continue to be trampled on and ignored. We do not understand the urgency and rush to end life-support.'The hospital trust has at no point given us time to come to terms with what has happened.'This is no way for a compassionate society to treat a family in our situation. We will continue to fight for Archie.'The appeal was submitted just after midday yesterday. The Supreme Court said: 'The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has today, 2nd August 2022, received a Permission to Appeal (PTA) application in the case of Archie Battersbee.'Archie Battersbee is a 12 year old boy who has been in a deep coma since 7 April 2022. His parents, Hollie Dance and Paul Battersbee, wish to challenge the decision to withdraw life–sustaining treatment.'They are seeking a stay of the Court of Appeal's decision to allow withdrawal of life–support treatment from their child.'The proposed stay is to allow more time for the United Nations Commission for the Rights of People of Disability consider their complaint that that withdrawal of life–sustaining treatment is a breach of the Convention.'The Supreme Court is aware of the urgency of this matter.'A panel of three Justices will consider the application for permission to appeal 'on paper', in the usual way.'Alistair Chesser, chief medical officer for Barts Health NHS Trust, said on Monday: 'Our heartfelt sympathies and condolences remain with Archie's family at this difficult time.'We are following the direction of the courts, so no changes will be made to Archie's care whilst the family appeal to the Supreme Court, though we will prepare to withdraw treatment after midday tomorrow unless directed otherwise.'

Source = PremierLeague-News.Com

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