Alfie Evans' parents 'to meet doctors' as they discuss taking terminally ill youngster home

Nick Reilly
Doctors to decide if Alfie Evans can go home

The parents of terminally ill youngster Alfie Evans have dropped their legal bid to take the terminally ill youngster to Rome – instead confirming that will meet doctors in a bid to take the terminally ill youngster home to die.

After losing their appeal to transfer the 23-month-old to the Pope’s children’s hospital in Rome, father Tom Evans admitted that his son’s survival without life support machines was proof that he had been misdiagnosed by medics.

‘Alfie doesn’t need help now’, he said.

‘Some people say it’s a miracle – it’s a misdiagnosis. He hasn’t woke up and he is a bit weak but we ask to go home.’

Mr Evans also confirmed that a meeting is taking place about the possibility of taking the youngster home.

Alfie Evans parents, Tom Evans and Kate James, have lost repeated bids for new treatment. They are both in their 20s.

‘So what we do today, we have a meeting with doctors at Alder Hey and now start asking to go home. Alfie doesn’t need intensive care’, he said.

Mr Evans’ latest attempt to take his son home comes after he confirmed his intention to bring a private prosecution against Alder Hey doctors for conspiracy to murder.

Lord Justice McFarlane has confirmed that Mr Evans has made a bid to launch action against three unnamed medics who treated the youngster.

The parents of the youngster have now lost two legal rounds of battles in the High Court, Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and European Court of Human Rights.

The case has sparked huge tensions, with protestors holding fort outside Liverpool’s Alder Hey Hospital

The case has resulted in huge tensions with campaigners – who have allegedly sent personal abuse to workers at Alder Hey Hospital.

‘Having to carry on our usual day-to-day work in a hospital that has required a significant police presence just to keep our patients, staff and visitors safe is completely unacceptable,” the hospital’s chairman’, Hospital chairman Sir David Henshaw said in an open letter.

Tom Evans addresses the press outside Liverpool’s Alder Hey Hospital, after confirming another meeting in a bid to bring his son home (PA)

A warning was also issued by Merseyside Police, who threaten to arrest any protestors who were sending malicious abuse.

Some supporters also hijacked the comments of live streams posted by British media outlets when the birth of the Royal Baby was announced earlier this week. 

Mr Evans has also claimed that he is ‘hated’ by medics at Alder Hey hospital.

‘They hate us. They don’t like us, we’re not like them’, he said during an appearance on LBC Radio this morning.

When asked why, he replied: ‘Because I’ve fought against them for so long and I’m right.

‘It’s a misdiagnosis. It’s not a miracle, it’s a misdiagnosis. They’ve chosen to leave Alfie like that for months and months.

‘We’ve done our best to work with them. They have acted so aggressively towards us. They’ve fought so hard towards us. They avoid us. They give us some horrible smug look like we’re in the wrong, like we’re criminals.’

The case has also attracted high-profile support from figures including Pope Francis.

‘Moved by the prayers and immense solidarity shown little Alfie Evans, I renew my appeal that the suffering of his parents may be heard and that their desire to seek new forms of treatment may be granted’, he wrote on Twitter on Monday.