Alfie Evans: parents will ask doctors to take their son home

Posted April 27, 2018

Kate and Tom Evans had been battling to get the 23-month-old to an Italian medical facility for further treatment after his life support was turned off Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool.

Tom Evans and Kate James had reached an accord with the staff at Alder Hey Hospital concerning a plan to give Alfie comfort and dignity, Evans announced Thursday afternoon.

Alfie, who has a rare undiagnosed degenerative neurological condition, has been in Alder Hey since December 2016.

This comes after the British Appeals Court rejected the family of Alfie Evan's "last-ditch appeal" Wednesday to appeal a High Court ruling Tuesday, ignoring the plea of Evan's family to transport him to Bambino Gesu hospital in Rome for future treatment.

Alfie's father, Tom Evans, spoke outside Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool this morning after his family lost a court application to transfer their son to Italy for treatment.

"The court has just heard that Alfie's dad Tom Evans started private prosecution to have three doctors charged with conspiracy to murder yesterday", ITV News reporter Alan Jenkins tweeted (see below).

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"So what we do today is meet with doctors and ask them to take him home".

The high court had ruled that Alfie might be allowed home but could not be flown to a hospital in Vatican City.

Lord Justice McFarlane said parents, like those of Alfie Evans, could be vulnerable to receiving bad medical advice, adding that there was evidence that the parents made decisions based on incorrect guidance. "They want him to deteriorate in the next few hours so they can say 'we told you'".

The case has sparked a months-long court battle between the toddler's parents and the hospital, with leaders from around Europe weighing in.

Parents Tom Evans and Kate James have fought every step of the way since this time to secure oxygen, water, and food for their son.

Protesters also hit the streets in the United Kingdom - as well as in Italy and Poland amid the bitter over the medical care of the 23 month-old tot being cared for at Alder Hey Children's Hospital.

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'Our little family along with Alder Hey has become the centre of attention for many people around the world and it has meant we have not been able to live our lives as we would like.

Alfie's plight has received considerable global media attention in recent days, especially in Italy and the United States.

"If the meeting doesn't go well today, well then I'll go back to court".

Polish President Andrzej Duda demanded over Twitter Alfie be saved.

Alfie's family have been given permission to have him go to Italy by the Italian government.

Alder Hey hospital chairman David Henshaw and chief executive Louise Shepherd issued an open letter defending the staff from a "barrage" of abuse.

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