Bishop of Plymouth expresses concern at Court’s judgement

The Bishop of Plymouth, Bishop Mark O’Toole expressed his concern at
a Court’s judgement to withdraw artificial nutrition and hydration from
RS – a Catholic man in a coma at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS
Trust after a heart attack in early November
“My prayers are with the patient, his wife and family, and for all those
involved in his care. The decision of the court to allow for the
withdrawal of hydration and nutrition is very worrying. That it is
deemed to be in the best interests of the patient more so. Providing food
and water to very sick patients – even if by artificial means – is a basic
level of care. This is care that we must strive to give whenever

Depriving people of food and water despite their religious beliefs

The Anscombe Bioethics Centre Press Release