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Last hope for baby Charlie removed


This is an undated photo of sick baby Charlie Gard provided by his family, taken at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. Picture: AP.

A BRITISH judge has ordered that critically ill infant Charlie Gard should be moved from a hospital to a hospice, where he will “inevitably” die within a short time.

Judge Nicholas Francis made the order after a noon Thursday deadline for Charlie’s parents and a hospital to agree an end-of-life care plan came and went.

The judge said that meant 11-month-old Charlie, who has a rare genetic disease, should now be transferred to a hospice and taken off life support. Charlie’s parents had wanted to take him home to die, but Great Ormond Street Hospital said it was not practical.

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Connie Yates, the mother of terminally ill baby Charlie Gard, arrives at the High Court on July 25, 2017 in London. Picture: Getty.Source:Getty Images

The judge has barred identification of the hospice or any of the medical staff treating Charlie.

At its heart, the case pitt…

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