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Charlie Gard: Hospital staff death threats statement 'arguably a cynical ploy'

Charlie Gard: Hospital staff death threats statement 'arguably a cynical ploy'

Staff at the hospital treating critically-ill baby Charlie Gard have been bombarded with a "shocking" barrage of abuse including death threats over the case.

Reacting to the abuse directed at staff Mary MacLeod, chairman of the hospital, said in a statement: "Great Ormond Street Hospital cares for many thousands of seriously unwell children every year, providing outstanding treatment for those who need it most".

Charlie, who is 11 months old, suffers from a rare genetic condition which causes progressive muscle weakness.

Charlie's parents want to take him to NY for experimental treatment, which the USA doctor said might give him a 10% chance of improving his health.

Great Ormond Street Hospital lawyer Katie Gollop broke the bad news to Charlie's parents at a pre-court hearing Friday in London.

They have lost a succession of court cases to overturn the hospital's decision that it would be in the best interest of the child to be allowed to die with dignity.

However, a hearing at the High Court has been scheduled to discuss fresh evidence from two global hospitals about nucleoside therapy.

The hospital also said that other parents and family members visiting sick children in the hospital have also been affected by the intimidation. The United States Congress has even taken steps to grant Charlie residency in the U.S.in the hopes that it would facilitate him being moved for possible treatment.

"But the abuse of staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital outside the hospital and online is totally unacceptable".

Ms MacLeod said: 'In recent weeks the hospital community has been subjected to a shocking and disgraceful tide of hostility and disturbance.

British and European courts have so far backed the doctors' position, ruling that transferring Charlie to the US would prolong suffering without a realistic prospect of success.

Charlie's parents have lost all previous court cases, including one before the European Court of Human Rights, which were created to force the hospital to let them bring their son to the United States for an experimental treatment.

Previous courts, including the European Court of Human Rights, have sided with Great Ormond Street Hospital, where Charlie is being treated.

"We recognise the tireless advocacy of Charlie's loving parents and the natural sympathy people feel with his situation".

Friday's hearing was the first time his parents were told about the latest results in the crucial test of Charlie's brain function.

Columbia University neurology professor Michio Hirano visited Charlie in London on Monday and Tuesday to examine him and meet with doctors from the hospital.

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