- Feb 27, 2021
Catholic leaders in the UK reiterated their opposition to the definition of assisted nutrition and hydration as medical treatment, “which has now become the basis of medical and legal decisions to withdraw assisted nutrition and hydration from patients.”
A Polish man who has been at the center of an international life-support dispute has died at a British hospital, officials said.
Catholic leaders have asked the UK government to allow Poland to care for a comatose patient that is having life-sustaining nutrition withdrawn at a hospital located within the Plymouth diocese.
A specialist clinic in Poland said Tuesday it is ready to admit and treat a Pole who is at the center of a life-support dispute in Britain.
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