Merging social care services with the NHS makes sense….
Maybe it’s the sort of conversation that you have when you reach a certain age. But I’ve lost count of those who tell me, often after losing an elderly relative, that there has to be something better than the desperate and humiliating mess that passes for our care system.
To those who have seen it at its worst, even Jeremy Paxman’s much-criticised euthanasia clinics on street corners don’t seem so bad. The number of those making living wills in the hope of ending their days with dignity has risen exponentially. Assisted dying may have been rejected by the courts and by the House of Lords, but popular pressure only grows. For some, a one-way trip to Zurich looks an ever more attractive option.
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