he mom of a 12-year-old boy left in a comatose state after struggling mind injury has written an pressing attraction to the Authorities, with assist therapy understood to be ending on Monday afternoon.
In a letter despatched on Saturday, Hollie Dance urged the Well being Secretary to “act instantly” to cease her son Archie Battersbee’s therapy ending.
Barts Well being NHS Belief, which is caring for Archie, is known to be going forward with plans to finish the assist at 2pm on Monday.
Writing to Stephen Barclay, Ms Dance mentioned: “If this occurs, this shall be a unprecedented cruelty, and a flagrant breach of Archie’s rights as a disabled individual.
“Archie is entitled to have the choices about his life and dying, taken by the NHS and UK courts, to be scrutinised by a global human rights physique. Hastening his dying to stop that might be utterly unacceptable.
“I belief that you’ll now act instantly, as a member of the Authorities accountable for the NHS, to make sure that this doesn’t occur, and our nation honours its obligations below the worldwide human rights treaties which we’ve got signed and ratified.”
A Excessive Courtroom decide has dominated that ending therapy is in Archie’s greatest pursuits, after reviewing proof.
Ms Dance and Paul Battersbee, the teenager’s dad and mom, who’re separated however each stay in Southend, Essex, failed to influence Courtroom of Enchantment judges to overturn that ruling and Supreme Courtroom justices have refused to intervene.
Archie’s dad and mom are being supported by marketing campaign organisation the Christian Authorized Centre.
The Division of Well being has been approached for remark.