It's open season on sick children. Following the Charlotte Wyatt ruling, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, previously famed for its extensive body parts collection, innovative nursing ethics, and a collection of dead infants reminiscent of Saddam Hussein's allotment, have gone to court because they want to let seriously ill baby Luke Winston-Jones die if he gets any worse. The baby's parents aren't too happy about this. And as in the Charlotte Wyatt case, a new phrase is introduced to the language - 'aggressive treatment'. From what I gather, 'aggressive treatment' is treatment that hurts, though it may save or prolong life. But to the modern ear it sounds awful, doesn't it ? No one wants to be aggressive, do they now ?
At this rate the NHS will soon be able to abandon treatment altogether. After all, we're all going to die some day. Why prolong the stay ?
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