Hospitals as ‘placements’ for looked after children under the age of 16
Many of Browne Jacobson’s NHS Trust clients have experienced difficulties and been involved with court proceedings recently when a child under-16 is at hospital, ready for discharge but without a suitable discharge location. Emma and Ed worked together to produce the attached note about a very recent change in regulations that may, unfortunately, compound the situation.
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Michael was featured after acting for an NHS trust in the Court of Protection case where Mr Justice Cobb ruled that doctors could lawfully decline to force-feed an anorexic woman despite the probability that she would die.