Charlie Gard and the withdrawal of life-saving treatment

Chris Gard the father of critically ill baby Charlie Gard finishes reading out a statement next to mother Connie Yates right at the end of their case at the High Court in London Monday

Chris Gard the father of critically ill baby Charlie Gard finishes reading out a statement next to mother Connie Yates right at the end of their case at the High Court in London Monday

Connie Yeats at court today.

It says a hospice would be a more appropriate place for him.

But they still believe Charlie could have been saved had months not been spent in legal wrangling about whether he should get treatment.

A judicial office spokesman said he did not know what the hearing was about.

Mr Armstrong told the court: "We return to the court for perhaps the most hard, emotional part of this case - the circumstances in which Charlie's passing will be conducted". Above all Great Ormond Street wants to fulfil that last wish.

Mr Armstrong said Great Ormond Street bosses were not satisfied that a properly qualified specialist would be in charge under the couple's plan.

The High Court judge ruled that Charlie would go to a hospice and his life support would end soon after, unless the parents and hospital reach agreement before noon tomorrow.

The baby's parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, surrendered their legal fight to extend Charlie's life on Monday. Lawyers for Charlie's parents said they were willing to pay all costs and had other suitable family properties if needed.

Connie Yates was in the London High Court for a hearing before Judge Nicholas Francis.

Earlier, Yates's hopes of being able to take Charlie to the hospice for an appreciable period of time were raised, when her lawyer, Grant Armstrong, announced that a doctor "with experience as a surgeon" in intensive care and who ran a team with a paediatric doctor had offered to oversee his life support at the hospice and was on his way to court.

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The BBC reports Armstrong "told the presiding judge Mr Justice Francis that USA neurologist Dr Michio Hirano had said he was no longer willing to offer the baby experimental therapy after he saw the results of a new MRI scan last week".

Mr Armstrong said the hospital had not visited the Gards' ground floor flat.

Outside court, Chris Gard said that Charlie "won't make his first birthday in just under two weeks' time". When asked about the possibility of moving Charlie to a hospice he told the judge that was "the next best option" for the family.

"The parents wish for a few days of tranquility outside of a hospital setting". The hospital "says it won't stand in the parents" way and yet is putting up obstacles', he added. He issued an order barring publication of the name of the hospice and the date when Charlie is taken there. Jesus said this to the 12- year old even after everyone told him he was "too late" and that she had been declared dead.

They said practicalities were of the "greatest importance", but Charlie's parents had proposed no clear plan.

Doctors at Great Ormond Street said the therapy would not help.

Lawyers for the central London hospital also said Charlie must not suffer any unnecessary pain and die in dignity.

Charlie's parents appealed. The High Court decision was however upheld by the Court of Appeal and permission to appeal to the Supreme Court was declined.

British courts and the worldwide European Court of Human Rights had come down against the attempt to get the baby help.

The couple abandoned their legal fight on Monday after concluding that Charlie had deteriorated to the "point of no return".