Cabrini rejects proposal for doctor-assisted suicide

Date: 31/07/2017


“Cabrini has been providing healthcare in Victoria for nearly 70 years. Our doctors and staff work every day to preserve health and to improve quality of life for our patients and this purpose has driven us to develop an extensive and highly regarded palliative care service.

At Cabrini, we accompany our patients and their loved ones from the time of diagnosis with a life-limiting illness until the time of death.

We use our expertise to keep them as free from pain and other suffering as possible, so they may live well and die comfortably with dignity and at peace.

We will always advocate for choosing life over choosing death, and we do not believe that suicide, however named, should be legally condoned in the Victorian community.” – Dr Michael Walsh, Chief Executive, Cabrini