Press release, regarding Alfie Evans: Medical and State Tyranny

From the Medical Ethics Alliance

14.00pm 24th April 2018

We are deeply concerned and outraged by the treatment and care offered to Alfie Evans. Wanting to withdraw treatment so that he will die, the medical authorities have taken Alfie to the High Court. At that point, and as a result of the hospital’s court action, the parents were stripped of their right to be decision makers for their beloved child. They could only advise the Court and look on as the High Court made decisions for Alfie.

The High Court decided that it was in the “Best Interests “ of Alfie to die and duly authorized the withdrawal of treatment. As a result the parents are being tortured as they watch the hospital take actions expected to lead to his death.

Despite a viable alternative being available (namely transfer by air ambulance for further assessment to a specialist hospital in Rome), the hospital and doctors responsible for his care insists that he remains under their care and on a pathway towards death. While he now has some oxygen and some fluid this has taken huge effort to obtain for him. He is offered sedation although (we understand) this has not been given at present. Sedation (if given) would mean that he would develop respiratory failure and die even more quickly.

Actions such as these have now brought the Alder Hey Hospital to worldwide attention and by extension bring our whole profession into disrepute.

Medical tyranny must stop. Poor Alfie must not be killed in this way. We demand that the authorities to allow Alfie safe passage to Rome.

With respect we insist that with immediate effect the GMC investigate the actions of doctors providing his care. Surely the doctors should refuse to implement such a tyrannical decision and allow Alfie to go to Rome.

Dr Anthony Cole. Medical Ethics Alliance
Consultant Paediatrician, Worcester. Previous national Master of the Guild of Catholic Doctors (UK)

Dr Thomas Ward

Dr Adrian Treloar MV BS FRCP MRCPsych MRCGP

Dr Robert Hardie

Dr Josephne Venn-Treloar MB BS

Philippe Schepens MD

Theresa Mandeville RN, MSN, CMSRN

Carlos A. Casanova, PhD

Deacon William V. Williams, M.D.

Dr. Adrian Quinn, Psy. D.

Dr Maria Isabella Sereni

Sara Brugnoli MD

Erica Damler

W W Bendi

Belinda Bright

Elizabeth Heare

Lisa Power

Pauline Woodcock


Annamaria Zardini

Enrico Finetti

Sara McGreevy

Margaret Czyz

Laura Huffman


Laura Bolster

Anna Robinson

Anna Maria Napoli

Doyen Nguyen

Angela Southwood

Noli A. Mababangloob

Jonathan Sharman, Clinical Audit Coordinator

Kareena Leaker

Ana Brillon

Mrs Elizabeth Rhodes

Alex Hewitt

Helena Manuela Rodrigues Freitas

Ryan DellaCrosse

Nicole Murray (Paramedic)

Katie Abbott

Alan Yates.

Maureen Bennett

Iwona Ożarowska

Stacy Mooney

Natasha Barrett

Maria Love

Aga Anisimowic

B Cameron

Ciara O’Connor

Jackie Jones

Amy Rowles

Charlene S

Pietro Friscuolo

Mrs Evelyn Davie

Joseph Burnham, DC


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