United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust v N (by her litigation friend the Official Solicitor)

Mental health – Court of Protection. N was a woman in her early fifties who, following a brain haemorrhage was in a minimally conscious state and lacked capacity to make decisions as to her medical treatment. She resisted intervention particularly feeding through a tube and removed the tube at every opportunity. It was against this background that the National Health Service Trust applied to the court seeking an order from the court. The Court of Protection held that it was not in N's best interests to provide her with artificial nutrition.

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