Re AA

Medical treatment – Withdrawal of medical treatment. The proceedings concerned a twelve-year-old girl, AA, who had been born with a serious brain malformation, which meant that, throughout her short life, she had suffered from multiple, untreatable, medical and developmental difficulties. The Family Division, in granting the declaration sought by the NHS Trust, that it was lawful and in AA's best interests for artificial hydration to be withdrawn, held that to seek to prolong AA's life at the time of the present proceedings was contrary to her best interests.

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