We deserve a bit of dignity if we’re dying

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Sophie Ellis Bextor
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REVIEW: SOPHIE ELLIS BEXTOR at The Wedge, Southsea

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Are you scared of death folks, or of the dying process?

On Monday I watched the Channel 4 Dispatches programme Secret NHS Diaries, where three terminally ill people allowed hidden cameras to record their NHS care.

Although I applaud the courageous patients, I found the programme harrowing.

My own father recently had a long lingering path to death. His home carers and the QA Hospital staff were wonderful. But we hear whispers all the time that NHS care isn’t as caring as it should be.

Meanwhile, controversy continues over the closure of the QA’s end-of-life G5 ward.

If you think G5 should be re-opened, e-mail info@irpanel.org.uk.

Many people suffer months of excruciating pain before their eventual death.

They deserve dignity in dying.

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