A senior judge has raised concern about people in the position of Alfie Evans's parents being vulnerable to getting bad advice.Read the full story ›
Two people believed to be German air ambulance staff have been escorted from Alder Hey Children's Hospital as the family of Alfie Evans appeal against a court decision preventing him from being taken abroad.
The terminally ill 23-month-old had his life support withdrawn on Monday night but his father Tom has said he is still "fighting".
On Wednesday afternoon a man and woman believed to be from a German air ambulance crew were escorted from the Liverpool hospital by police and security staff after being seen speaking to members of the Evans family.
A judge has ruled that Alfie will not be allowed to be taken abroad for treatment, but Mr Evans and Alfie's mother Kate James are challenging the decision in the Court of Appeal.
Calls were made on the Alfie's Army Facebook page earlier on Wednesday for ventilation equipment to be brought to the hospital.
Supporters were later seen running into the hospital with what appeared to be medical equipment.
Police remained in and around the building throughout the day and 20 to 30 supporters of the family were outside, with some parked in cars across the road.
A hospital spokesman said patients may notice enhanced security but should attend appointments as normal.
A dedicated helpline has been set up for patients due to attend appointments in the next few days. Anyone with concerns can call 0151 2824919
The second most senior family court judge in England and Wales is preparing to analyse the latest stage of the Alfie Evans life-support treatment dispute.
Sir Andrew McFarlane, who in July will become the new president of the Family Division of the High Court, will head a panel of three Court of Appeal judges due to hear arguments about the 23-month-old at a hearing in London on Wednesday afternoon.
Judicial heads announced earlier this week that Sir Andrew, currently Lord Justice McFarlane, would take over from Sir James Munby as the most senior family court judge in England and Wales.
Alfie's parents, Tom Evans and Kate James, who are both in their early 20s and from Liverpool, are appealing against a ruling made by a High Court judge late on Tuesday.
They want to move Alfie from Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool to a hospital in Rome.
Mr Justice Hayden decided, at a hearing in the Family Division of the High Court in Manchester, that Alfie should not be allowed to travel to Italy.
The parents of toddler at the centre of a life support battle will challenge a High Court ruling preventing them taking him to Italy.Read the full story ›
A judge has ruled that terminally ill Alfie Evans may be allowed home, but will not be allowed to go to Rome for further treatment.Read the full story ›
The hospital caring for Alfie Evans have said that end of life care is in the toddler's 'best interests'.
Alder Hey Children's Hospital released the statement following the High Court's ruling that the 23-month-old can not go to Italy for treatment.
This evening the High Court again ruled that it is in Alfie’s best interests to continue with the end of life care plan developed by the clinical team who have cared for him throughout.
Our top priority therefore remains in ensuring Alfie receives the care he deserves to ensure his comfort, dignity and privacy are maintained throughout. This includes working closely with Kate and Tom as they spend this precious time together with him.
We would be grateful if respect and consideration is shown to all our staff, patients and families at the hospital at this difficult time.
A judge hearing the case of Alfie Evans has asked doctors if "other options" are possible to allow his family to take him home.Read the full story ›
The hospital caring for a toddler at the centre of a life-support treatment legal battle have urged people not to try to contact hospital staff seeking updates on his condition.
Alfie Evans has an undiagnosed neurological condition. His father says the life support was withdrawn last night - but that the 23 month old was breathing unassisted and oxygen was resumed.
The hospital says they cannot comment on his condition as part of their "normal and agreed practice with all our patients".
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Alder Hey has also sought to reassure patients not to be alarmed by a police presence on the grounds.
The father of Alfie Evans says the toddler at the centre of a life support legal battle has been breathing on his own for nine hours.
Tom Evans say Alfie's life support was turned off last night, but oxygen supply has been resumed.
The 23 month old from Liverpool has an undiagnosed brain condition. His parents wanted to send him to Rome for treatment.
ITV News is awaiting comment from Alder Hey Hospital.