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Statement from Alder Hey – Alfie Evans

Statement from Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

6th April 2018

We understand that this is an incredibly difficult time for Alfie’s family and we continue to support them in every way we can.

After a long and difficult legal process, the courts have ruled that Alfie’s condition is irreversible and untreatable and that continued active treatment is not in his best interests. Since we have been unable to reach agreement about the most appropriate palliative care plan for Alfie, we have decided to seek further direction from the High Court, for further guidance.

We would again ask that the privacy of Alfie’s family be respected at this time. We understand that this case is highly emotive and many people have an interest in Alfie’s situation. However Alder Hey will not make any comment about Alfie or his treatment to any members of the public contacting us.

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