US News US doctor at Great Ormond Street Hospital for talks over Charlie Gard’s future

14:25  17 july  2017
14:25  17 july  2017 Source:   Press Association

Hospital applies for new Charlie Gard hearing

  Hospital applies for new Charlie Gard hearing Great Ormond Street Hospital has applied for a new court hearing on the Charlie Gard case "in light of claims relating to potential treatment".In a statement, the hospital said: "We have just met with Charlie's parents to inform them of this decision and will continue to keep them fully appraised of the situation.

The American doctor who has offered to treat Charlie Gard has attended a meeting at Great Ormond Street Hospital which will help decide if the 11-month-old goes to the US for treatment.

Charlie Gard latest: The High Court will decide Charlie ' s future today. “So literally, he is being held captive by effectively the British state and national health system.” Specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, where Charlie is being cared for

Charlie's parents Connie Yates and Chris Gard are pinning their hopes on a US specialist (Dominic Lipinski/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Charlie's parents Connie Yates and Chris Gard are pinning their hopes on a US specialist (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

The American doctor who has offered to treat Charlie Gard has attended a meeting at Great Ormond Street Hospital which will help decide if the 11-month-old goes to the US for treatment.

Michio Hirano, a professor of neurology at the Columbia University Medical Centre in New York, has flown to the UK to join meetings of medical experts at the hospital, as part of the court battle over Charlie’s future.

Great Ormond Street has given Dr Hirano an honorary contract, which the hospital said gives him the same status as its own physicians.

Charlie Gard's family vow 'fight is not over'

  Charlie Gard's family vow 'fight is not over' The family of terminally ill baby Charlie Gard have said the "fight is not over" ahead of a fresh court battle over his treatment. On the @charliesfight Twitter campaign account, the family thanked supporters for sharing the story of their 11-month-old son worldwide."A HUGE thank you to all you out there supporting and sharing Charlie's story! please keep going!the fight is not over!!!! #charliegard," they wrote.

Charlie Gard ’ s Fate Shouldn’t Be Decided by the State . Charlie ’s doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital told his parents there was nothing to do other than to make Charlie as comfortable as possible before he dies.

GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL medical staff treating Charlie Gard say the terminally ill baby has "no quality of life" and "no real prospect of any quality of life". PUBLISHED: 00:00, Mon, Jul 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 09:40, Mon, Jul 17, 2017.

Related: 'Charlie Gard is being held prisoner' (Provided by: Sky News)

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Tragedy as body of Irish mum-of-four found in Gorey, Co Wexford

  Tragedy as body of Irish mum-of-four found in Gorey, Co Wexford The woman was aged in her late 30s .Foul play is not suspected and gardai are treating it as a sudden death.A member of staff at Gorey Shopping Centre made the discovery at 7a.m.Her body was found in the vicinity of the shopping mall and Gorey District Court house.She was pronounced dead at the scene and her body has been taken to University Hospital Waterford.A post-mortem is due to take place later today.A garda spokesperson said: “Gardai are investigating the sudden death of a female in her late 30s.“The body was discovered on the Main Street in Gorey.

CHARLIE Gard ’ s fight for life has gone global, but British judges are expected to make a final decision over his future tomorrow. The story of the tug-of-love legal battle between Charlie ’s devoted parents Connie Yates and Chris Gard and doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital is heartbreaking.

His Doctors say that Charlie will die from his illness doctors have said. His parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, raised money in hopes of bringing their son to the US for an experimental treatment, however, doctors at the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London

This means he can examine Charlie, and has full access to his medical records and the hospital’s facilities.

A judge ruled that Charlie’s mother, Connie Yates, could be present for Monday’s discussions about Charlie’s treatment with the foreign doctor and other medical experts.

Chris Gard and Connie Yates have clashed with doctors (Family handout/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Chris Gard and Connie Yates have clashed with doctors (Family handout/PA)

Meetings are scheduled to take place on Monday and Tuesday to talk about Charlie’s condition, before litigation resumes.

Charlie’s parents are fighting for their son to be allowed to go to the US for a therapy trial for his rare genetic condition, overseen by Dr Hirano.

Charlie is being treated in Great Ormond Street Hospital in London (Dominic Lipinski/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Charlie is being treated in Great Ormond Street Hospital in London (Dominic Lipinski/PA) Great Ormond Street Hospital specialists say the treatment will not work, and the little boy’s life support should be turned off.

Tragedy as body of Irish mum-of-four found in Gorey, Co Wexford

  Tragedy as body of Irish mum-of-four found in Gorey, Co Wexford The woman was aged in her late 30s .Foul play is not suspected and gardai are treating it as a sudden death.A member of staff at Gorey Shopping Centre made the discovery at 7a.m.Her body was found in the vicinity of the shopping mall and Gorey District Court house.She was pronounced dead at the scene and her body has been taken to University Hospital Waterford.A post-mortem is due to take place later today.A garda spokesperson said: “Gardai are investigating the sudden death of a female in her late 30s.“The body was discovered on the Main Street in Gorey.

Specialists are meeting at Great Ormond Street Hospital to discuss Charlie ' s condition and whether it is possible to treat him. An American neurosurgeon who has offered to treat Charlie Gard is set to examine the 11-month-old baby for the first time.

CHARLIE Gard ’ s fight for life has gone global, but British judges are expected to make a final decision over his future tomorrow. The story of the tug-of-love legal battle between Charlie ’s devoted parents Connie Yates and Chris Gard and doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital is heartbreaking.

His parents, from Bedfont, west London, have already lost battles in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. They also failed to persuade European Court of Human Rights judges to intervene.

Mr Justice Francis has considered the couple’s latest claims at preliminary hearings in the Family Division of the High Court in London over the last few days.

He is due to stage further hearings later this month following this week’s specialist gathering.

Charlie suffers from mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome (Family handout/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Charlie suffers from mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome (Family handout/PA)

Great Ormond Street Hospital said its medical director met the visiting doctor on arrival. The hospital said clinical staff were “on hand to facilitate the visit”.

As well as Charlie’s medical records, Dr Hirano will also have access to “all clinical systems”, which includes diagnostic images.

The hospital also said the visiting neurosurgeon would have the opportunity to examine the 11-month-old.

Charlie Gard’s mother meets two international experts to discuss his condition .
The meeting lasted more than five hours and was also attended by medics from the London hospital. It came a day after Charlie was examined by Michio Hirano, a professor of neurology at Columbia University in New York, who flew to the UK to see him.Related: Charlie Gard is being held prisoner (Provided by: Sky News) Click to expand Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"], function (binding) { binding("wcVideoPlayer", "#video_player_20aeb0b1-4d81-49e7-b820-dc35107b2b1c").

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