Doctor Volunteers To Treat Charlie Gard In Hospice Outside Hospital

The Daily Caller | 7/24/2017 | Staff
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A retired doctor volunteered to treat Charlie Gard in hospice after Gard’s parents accepted they could not take him home to die.

Barrister Grant Armstrong, legal representation for Gard’s parents, told Justice Francis of the U.K. High Court on Wednesday that nurses from the Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and a retired doctor have volunteered to care for Gard in hospice for “a week or so,” according to The Guardian. Connie Yates, Gard’s mother, urged any “pediatric intensive care doctor to come forward” to help Tuesday evening after a hearing in which representatives of GOSH argued that Gard could not be taken home, according to Daily Mail.

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“The parents’ last wish is to take Charlie home for a few days of tranquillity outside the hospital,” Armstrong told the court Tuesday. “Provided appropriate medical care is provided to Charlie, Great Ormond Street has no legal right to detain him in hospital. They have put obstacle after obstacle in the parents’ way.”

The court will decide Wednesday whether Gard can be taken home, treated in hospice, or whether, as representatives of GOSH argued, he must remain at the hospital to die.

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