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Hi thank you for your message, please note that I will look to provide an accurate but nevertheless speedy reply to your inquiry. I am sorry to hear about your situation but I will endeavour to help you today.
There are in essence two aspects to this. Firstly, consent would not need to be obtained whilst there is an emergency ongoing, in an emergency situation the doctors can make decisions on behalf of the patient where the patient could not consent due to the medical emergency regardless of their capacity. If that persisted during the 6 hours, then the doctor could make decision on your sons behalf. That said, it is unlikely the emergency persisted during the whole 6 hours. I do feel therefore you have a basis to complain that being the case you can complain to the trust themselves. If you are not satisfied you can complain to the ombudsman they can then look into this for you and award compensation where appropriate: https://www.ombudsman.org.uk/
I trust this assists
Thank you for your time on the phone, you could argue about human rights act however I think the more pertinent argument would be that you are deputies and they failed to keep you informed so you could make a decision if you needed to. I do believe their failure to keep you informed fell below the standards to be expected. I trust this assists
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