Toddler’s parents wait for decision in life-support treatment fight
Mr Justice Hayden is due to deliver a ruling on Alfie Evans after a High Court hearing in Liverpool.
Specialists at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool want a judge to give them permission to stop providing life-support treatment to 21-month-old Alfie Evans.
They say continuing to provide treatment is “unkind, unfair and inhumane”.
Alfie’s parents, Kate James and Tom Evans – who are in their 20s – disagree.
The couple want to move Alfie to a hospital in Rome for treatment which they hope will prolong his life.
Mr Justice Hayden analysed the dispute in a hearing at the Family Division of the High Court in Liverpool earlier this month and is due to deliver a ruling on Tuesday.
The judge visited Alfie in hospital and praised the boy’s parents.
He said they had tried to explore every avenue and left no stone unturned.