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Hope for Charlie’s Law

The parents of tragic 11-month-old Charlie Gard are set to address MPs on a proposed law that would help families avoid having to endure court hearings over the hospital care of their children.

Connie Yates and Chris Gard are backing a bill that, if approved, would give parents more say in how their children are treated. 

The couple say they hope it will stop other families having to go through exhausting legal battles like they did.

They will speak to MPs amid proposed changes in the rules that could make ‘Charlie’s Law’ a reality by the end of 2023.

They will contribute to a Commons review of health rules, which could see new rules that will allow parents to have more say in how their children are treated and where this takes place.

It would also allow parents to ask for mediation and independent experts if they disagree with what hospital doctors decide.  

Speaking to the Sunday People, they said if the proposed changes are approved their beloved Charlie will have ‘changed history’.

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