Hospital Roadblocks Charlie Gard’s Parents’ Last Wish, Mom Demands Public Dispute

Joshua Gill – July 25, 2017

Charlie Gard’s hospital opposed his parents’ last wish to take him home to die Tuesday, but Gard’s mom wants the dispute aired publicly.

The Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), where Gard has been since October, argued against Chris Gard and Connie Yates’ request to take their son home for a few days to die in peace, according to Mirror. GOSH recommended in-hospital hospice and said that they must consider “practicalities” and the “best interests” of Gard, as taking him home would present difficulties, according to the Daily Mail.

Justice Francis, presiding over the Tuesday hearing that will decide where Gard dies, suggested the hearing be held behind closed doors, but Yates demanded the dispute be aired to the public.