British health system scrutinized over care for ill babies
The case of baby Charlie Gard, who died last month after his parents waged a lengthy court battle for his life, has spotlighted numerous other cases of seriously ill children fighting for care in Britain’s National Health Service. Isaiah Haastrup’s parents are fighting doctors in order to keep the 5-month-old boy on life support. Isaiah suffered brain damage during birth. His parents say doctors have refused to transfer him to another hospital for care and are pressuring them to remove his ventilator. Meanwhile, the National Health Service agreed to transport 7-month-old Oliver Cameron to the United States for heart treatment. —S.G.