If Hong Kong’s terminally ill live out their days in hospital, the current severe shortage of beds in public hospitals can be expected to worsen in future. Photo: Edmond So

Right to die: proposed changes to law would allow Hongkongers to choose treatment they want to receive if they become terminally ill

  • Proposal welcomed by some, but they say more needs to be done, including having many more doctors to explain options to patients and family members
  • Hong Kong’s population is ageing rapidly and official data indicates there will be an estimated 98,000 deaths a year by 2066, up from 46,700 in 2016
Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals

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If Hong Kong’s terminally ill live out their days in hospital, the current severe shortage of beds in public hospitals can be expected to worsen in future. Photo: Edmond So
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