Tracey, Regina (on The Application of) v Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Others: CA 17 Jun 2014

The claimant sought judicial review of the decision by doctors at the defendant hospital to place a ‘Do not resuscitate’ notice on his wife’s hospital notes. She had died. She suffered lung cancer but had expressed a clear wish to continue her life. A previous similar notice had been removed on the family’s objections. The doctor had failed to consult the family.

Lord Dyson MR, Longmore, Ryder LJJ
[2014] EWCA Civ 822
European Convention on Human Rights 8
England and Wales

Health Professions

Updated: 04 December 2021; Ref: scu.526740