Now parents fight to take Charlie Gard home to die
CHARLIE Gard’s parents are embroiled in a new High Court fight with doctors over where the terminally-ill baby should die.
The little boy’s mother, Connie Yates, was back in court on Tuesday, a day after she and partner Chris Gard abandoned legal action over treatment for Charlie.
A lawyer representing the couple told a judge that they wanted to take Charlie home.
But lawyers representing Great Ormond Street Hospital said there were practical problems and the couple had put forward no clear plan.
The hospital suggested a “hospice option”.
Barrister Grant Armstrong, for the couple, suggested to Mr Justice Francis that hospital bosses were placing obstacles in Charlie’s parents’ way.
But Katie Gollop QC, who leads Great Ormond Street’s legal team, said providing intensive care to Charlie outside a hospital setting was not simple.