Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v TH and another

Medical treatment – Withdrawal of treatment. The applicant NHS Foundation Trust sought authority to provide, in the exercise of its clinical discretion, life-sustaining treatment to the first respondent 52 year old man, TH, in a minimally conscious state. The Court of Protection held that the correct course was to adjourn the issue concerning the withdrawal of nutrition and hydration to provide for a structured clinical assessment. It considered TH's views and found that the weight to be given to those views and how they were to be balanced should await the conclusion of that assessment.

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