ALFIE Evans' life support was switched off at 9.17pm on April 23, 2018, despite his parents' multiple appeals to keep their son's treatment ongoing. Although Tom Evans said Alfie had been breathing unassisted since support was withdrawn, he lost his battle for life five days later. Here's the latest on the case. Who was Alfie Evans and when did he die? Alfie, 23 months, was born with a degenerative brain condition and had been in a semi-vegetative state since December 2016. His parents lost fights over Alfie's treatment in the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights. The tot lost his fight for life on April 28 at 2.30am. April 11, 2018: Alfie's parents Tom Evans and Kate James learned that a High Court judge had set a date for doctors to end the tot's life support. The details cannot be published, as the judge ruled that Alfie was entitled to privacy at the end of his life. His parents want to take Alfie abroad for treatment, and believe … [Read more...] about Alfie Evans latest – when did he die, when was his life support switched off at Alder Hey hospital and what have his parents said?
A dad reportedly had his phone stolen after leaving Alder Hey hospital because his autistic son was having a meltdown. Adam Irving, from Bootle , had taken his son Ben to hospital on Thursday evening as he was suffering from severe toothache. The 11-year-old was waiting to be seen by a doctor when he had sensory overload and had a meltdown in the waiting area. Adam told the ECHO that Ben's meltdown got so bad that he decided to leave the hospital. He said: "Ben was screaming and kicking out and I was having to chase him down the hall. "There was too much going on around him and I knew it was going to be difficult to calm him down so I decided to leave. "His face had swollen up from the pain and I knew he needed an antibiotic but it wasn't worth us staying." As they left the hospital, Adam said he set his phone on top of the machine to pay for his car parking. He added: "I was trying to do a million things at once and was still trying to calm Ben and forgot to pick it up. "I noticed … [Read more...] about Dad of autistic boy had phone ‘stolen’ as he left Alder Hey hospital
Alder Hey Children's Hospital has been rated "outstanding" in a key area after a recent surprise inspection. The hospital, which provides care for over 275,000 children and young people every year, was recently inspected by industry watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Five of Alder Hey's services were inspected as part of the latest report - critical care, end-of-life care, outpatients, diagnostic imaging and community services. The report, which was released today, provides an in-depth analysis of how well each of these services works. In a summary of their findings, CQC inspectors rated Alder Hey as "outstanding" in terms of how "caring" it is for children and young people. Other areas, such as effectiveness, responsiveness and leadership, were all rated "good" - with the hospital receiving an overall rating of "good". Safety was the only area rated as "requiring improvement" overall, with the trust stating these issues were addressed at the time of the inspection. Alder Hey … [Read more...] about Alder Hey rated ‘outstandingly’ caring in most recent inspection report
ALFIE Evans protesters who caused havoc outside a children’s hospital forced 666 cops to keep them in check - costing taxpayers £180,000, The Sun can reveal. The demonstrators left doctors and nurses terrified and were lambasted by a judge for their anti-social behaviour outside Alder Hey in Liverpool, Merseyside. Brave Alfie, who had an undiagnosed degenerative brain disease, died on April 28 aged just 23 months when his life support was switched off. After a High Court ruled against his parents’ wishes to take him to Italy for treatment, hundreds of protesters set up camp outside the hospital. Now, The Sun can reveal that 666 uniformed officers were deployed to police the demonstration over a tense 15-day period in April - three times MORE than the number needed for a Premier League football match. The total fee for this number of uniformed cops during this period - who earn an average daily pay of £267 - could fall as high as £180,000. While the majority … [Read more...] about Alfie Evans protesters cost cops £180,000 over tense 15-day period with 666 police officers brought in to guard Alder Hey Hospital
Alder Hey Children’s Hospital is one of the best in the country, receiving barely any complaints and smashing the national average. New figures show the special children’s hospital received barely any complaints this year despite a fractious relationship with the public over the Alfie Evans saga. Alfie's parents, along with ‘Alfie’s Army’ endured a strained relationship with hospital staff and officials, resulting in world-wide news coverage. Despite the media glare and resultant backlash, only 49 people submitted a new written complaint relating to the hospital in 2017/18, more than three times better than the national average and fewer than any other hospital in England apart from Airedale NHS Foundation Trust in Keighley. The official NHS stats bring even more cause for congratulations, as the hospital saw 46,667 ‘finished consultant episodes’ (FCE) or occasions on which someone was seen either as an inpatient or outpatient. Read More Alder … [Read more...] about Alder Hey rated one of best hospitals in the country