North Wales man's decision to die with dignity

A north Wales man says he will travel to an assisted-dying clinic in Switzerland rather than allow his family to see him lose his fight with cancer.

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Man wants dignified death after father died from cancer

A decade ago, Simon Birch from Abergele watched his father slowly die from cancer. Two years ago, Simon himself was diagnosed with a cancer that's spread.

He's determined that - when the time comes - he'll choose to end his life at the Dignitas clinic with an assisted death.

A survey for The Journal of Medical Ethics shows that the numbers of people choosing an assisted death in Switzerland has doubled within the last four years.

Rob Shelley has been to hear how Simon came to make his decision.


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