Ashya King will receive proton beam treatment in Prague later this year for his brain tumour

Ashya King will receive proton beam treatment in the Czech Republic later this year

Ashya King will receive proton beam treatment in the Czech Republic later this year

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ASHYA King will travel to the Czech Republic for proton beam treatment later this year.

A spokesman for a specialist medical centre in the Czech Republic confirmed this morning that the five-year-old will travel there for the treatment.

His parents, Brett and Naghmeh, had taken him from Southampton General Hospital in a bid to get their son, who has a brain tumour, proton beam treatment.

The couple were dramatically released in Spain last night having been arrested on Saturday, and are now set to be reunited with Ashya.

The Proton Therapy Centre in Prague had been one of the centres the Kings had been interested in taking him.

Today Dr Jiri Kubes, head of proton therapy at the centre, said: ''We have agreed that proton therapy is a suitable method of treatment for Ashya.

''So, Ashya shall go for proton therapy to the Czech Republic. However, prior to this he will need to return to England first.''

A spokesman for the Proton Therapy Centre (PTC) in the Czech Republic said it had received additional information concerning the status of Ashya's health.

He said Dr Gary Nicolin, a consultant paediatric oncologist and lead for paediatric neuro-oncology at the Department of Paediatric Oncology at University Hospital Southampton, had sent complete medical reports, including operation notes, histology reports and imaging reports.

He said the PTC medical board reviewed this documentation at 8am today.

The centre said Dr Nicolin had confirmed that Ashya must first undergo two cycles of chemotherapy, which are expected to take several weeks.

After that he would be able to travel to Prague for proton therapy, the spokesman said.

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9:50am Wed 3 Sep 14

SNUGGLES 78 says...

What a shambles that " hospital" is ,total disgrace.
What a shambles that " hospital" is ,total disgrace. SNUGGLES 78
  • Score: -24

10:11am Wed 3 Sep 14

malcher says...

The neuro at Southampton is one of the best. Unfortunately it, like other hospitals, has to function under the resraints imposed by this government,which affects care of patients. I'm sure the government will sit back and watch everyone get the blame for this sad event while they should be the ones taking responsibility.
The neuro at Southampton is one of the best. Unfortunately it, like other hospitals, has to function under the resraints imposed by this government,which affects care of patients. I'm sure the government will sit back and watch everyone get the blame for this sad event while they should be the ones taking responsibility. malcher
  • Score: 21

10:34am Wed 3 Sep 14

Lone Ranger. says...

So when this poorly little boy returns to Southampton for his several weeks of chemotherapy treatment then goes off to Prague ........ Can anyone tell me what the parents have actually achieved, that they could not have achieved, without taking him away.
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I would love to know.
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The mad ones amongst you can reply as well ..... !!
So when this poorly little boy returns to Southampton for his several weeks of chemotherapy treatment then goes off to Prague ........ Can anyone tell me what the parents have actually achieved, that they could not have achieved, without taking him away. . I would love to know. . The mad ones amongst you can reply as well ..... !! Lone Ranger.
  • Score: 14

11:56am Wed 3 Sep 14

Paramjit Bahia says...

This is the best news. Little boy Aysha's treatment, which got intrupted for various avoidable reasons is not going to be delayed any more.

Hope the treatment will be complete success and Aysha makes full recovery soo. Wish him well.

I have no doubt that everybody involved in this case wanted to help the child, but in their own way. Sadly somehow the communications between the parties went wrong, which has already been acknowledged by one of the senior member of the management of Southampton General Hospital. So they intend to look into it.

According to some other news source, hospital has already reviewed it's procedures so that in future they can quickly realise if the patient in their care go missing.

Considering all kinds people across the political ethnic class and religious etc divides not only in our country but also in Spain showed interest in a seriously ill child and they were joined even by the Prime Minister of UK proves that compassion in human race still exists.

That may not cheer up merchants of doom and gloom and hate mongers but many of us will view it as good news.
This is the best news. Little boy Aysha's treatment, which got intrupted for various avoidable reasons is not going to be delayed any more. Hope the treatment will be complete success and Aysha makes full recovery soo. Wish him well. I have no doubt that everybody involved in this case wanted to help the child, but in their own way. Sadly somehow the communications between the parties went wrong, which has already been acknowledged by one of the senior member of the management of Southampton General Hospital. So they intend to look into it. According to some other news source, hospital has already reviewed it's procedures so that in future they can quickly realise if the patient in their care go missing. Considering all kinds people across the political ethnic class and religious etc divides not only in our country but also in Spain showed interest in a seriously ill child and they were joined even by the Prime Minister of UK proves that compassion in human race still exists. That may not cheer up merchants of doom and gloom and hate mongers but many of us will view it as good news. Paramjit Bahia
  • Score: 4

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