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Patients at new $2.2-billion St. Paul’s Hospital will have no access to medical assistance in dying

The cross looms large over St. Paul's, which is the only acute-care hospital in downtown Vancouver. (Photo credit: The Georgia Straight)
The cross looms large over St. Paul's, which is the only acute-care hospital in downtown Vancouver. (Photo credit: The Georgia Straight)

When the B.C. government announced this week that construction had begun on the new St. Paul’s Hospital, it made no mention of an ongoing controversy involving medical assistance in dying.

St. Paul’s Hospital is overseen by the board of Providence Health Care—a Catholic organization that refuses to allow physician-assisted death in any of its facilities.

This is explicitly stated on the organization’s palliative-care referral form.

Click here for the full story on The Georgia Straight.

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