COVID-19 and end of life care: AH

In Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v AH [2021] EWCOP 64, AH was a 56-year-old woman, in intensive care with severe symptoms from COVID-19 since December 2020 [1]. The issue before the Court was whether she should have her ventilation withdrawn and be allowed to die [4]. After a successful appeal, limited to the procedural fairness of the circumstances in which Hayden J had visited AH as part of the initial hearing, [2021] EWCOP 51, the Court of Appeal remitted the case for rehearing [2021] EWCA Civ 1768. This was the judgment after the rehearing before Theis J [5]. Continue reading