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Unreasonable and unnecessary delay in calling an ambulance for a prisoner

Daniel & Anor v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust & Anor [2016] EWHC 23 (QB)

Related Member(s):
Kirsten Sjøvoll
Related Practice Area(s):
Prison Law, Human Rights
Court:

The claimants brought a claim for a declaration and damages under the Human Rights Act 1998, alleging that the defendants had breached ECHR, arts 2 and 3. They argued that there had been unreasonable and unnecessary delay in calling an ambulance for prisoner James Best, who had previously been part of the claimants’ family as a foster child. Mr Best died as a result of cardiac arrest, brought on by excessive exercise.

Kirsten Sjøvoll was involved in this case.