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No assistance for euthanasia at hospice

Otago Community Hospice has decided it will be a euthanasia-free service, should the public vote in favour of the End of Life Choice Act in the coming referendum.

“We will continue to support all our patients and families using the principles of excellent palliative care, but our staff will not assess eligibility for assisted dying, nor deliver or be present during the administration of lethal doses of medication,” hospice chief executive Ginny Green said.

“Furthermore, these medications cannot be administered by anyone on any of our premises”…

Read full article: https://www.odt.co.nz/news/decision-2020/no-assistance-euthanasia-hospice