Media statement regarding our care of Archie Battersbee
Latest statement, as of 14:30, 6 August 2022
Archie Battersbee passed away on Saturday afternoon at The Royal London Hospital after treatment was withdrawn in line with court rulings about his best interests. Members of his family were present at the bedside and our thoughts and heartfelt condolences remain with them at this difficult time.
The trust would like to thank the medical, nursing and support staff in the paediatric intensive care department who looked after Archie following his awful accident. They provided high quality care with extraordinary compassion over several months in often trying and distressing circumstances. This tragic case not only affected the family and his carers but touched the hearts of many across the country.
Chief medical officer
Barts Health NHS Trust