24th September 2007
Leading campaign group applaud Prime Minister’s commitment to an “accessible but personal” NHS but warn words must match reality
Dignity in Dying, the leading campaign organisation for greater patient choice at the end of life, today welcomed Gordon Brown’s commitment to creating “an NHS accessible to all, but personal to you.”
Ashley Riley, Head of Campaigns and Communications at Dignity in Dying said, “We know that an overwhelming majority of the British public want access to a more personalised and dignified service at the end of their lives.
“Our supporters will welcome the Prime Minister’s words this afternoon if his commitment ensures that end-of-life care is focus on allowing the individual to make the real decisions that affect them.
“As the Prime Minister states, we need an NHS that treats individuals with respect.”
About Dignity in Dying:
Dignity in Dying is the leading organisation in the UK that advocates assisted dying for terminally ill patients. The organisation is also the countryâ??s leading provider in information on end-of-life issues.
Dignity in Dying has over 100,000 supporters and receives its funding entirely from donations from the public.
Opinion polls consistently show that at least 80% of the UK population support a change in the law on assisted dying.
An interview with Ashley Riley is available to download at <http://www.dignityindying.org.uk/aboutus/>.