Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v AA

Mental health – Admission of patient to hospital. The applicant NHS trust applied to the obtain a caesarean section delivery of the respondent's baby against her will. The respondent was a patient detained under the Mental Health Act 1983. The Family division held that it would make an interim order to that effect given the likelihood of serious ill health if the operation did not proceed, the small risks of the general anaesthetic and the fact of a scar were very significantly outweighed by the advantages to both mother and unborn baby of proceeding in that way.

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