Let’s give elderly the legal right to die at home, says Health Secretary The elderly and terminally ill could get the legal right to die at home rather than in hospital under plans to be unveiled today. At present more than 80 per cent of people express a wish to die in the comfort of their own home surrounded by family and friends. But 60 per cent end up dying in hospital. Under the proposals to be outlined by Health Secretary Andy Burnham, families would be able to sue their NHS trust if they failed to respect their loved one’s last wishes.
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