NHS trust treating brain-damaged boy gets anonymity over abuse fears

Charlie Gard case sparks harassment concerns as doctors at unnamed trust in the Midlands seek to turn off life support

Bosses at an NHS hospital trust who wanted to stop providing life-support treatment to a brain-damaged baby boy recently won an anonymity fight after telling a high court judge that medics might be harassed by members of the public.

They feared a repeat of the abuse that staff at Great Ormond Street hospital in London received this year after a judge ruled that 11-month-old Charlie Gard should be allowed to die.

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