Not long after midday, the grandchildren and the assembled media seemed to organically disperse, just as they had come together. While dying in Switzerland is undoubtedly a benefit for those who seek it, the spectacle of travelling to a foreign country to do something as universal as dying can be awkward, no matter how you view it. That David Goodall was so prepared to invite the world into his dying process sets his death apart from most others.
David’s death has changed how assisted dying in Switzerland is viewed. Even the Swiss Medical Association has acknowledged that allowance must be made for those in extreme old age. No longer is assisted dying a medical privilege reserved only for the terminally ill. Rather, the debate is much broader and encompasses older people too. It was the Pegasos team who organised and managed David Goodall’s death. He remains a guiding inspiration to them today.
The Exit Travel Companion - ID Service
In 2018 with the death of David Goodall, it became obvious that Exit could help people go to Pegasos in two ways. Firstly, there is a travel companion service. This is where an Exit staff person may be contracted to accompany you to Switzerland. This person would help with travel arrangements, the paperwork and other details, and go with you on the plane (if necessary).
A second way that Exit is able to assist is by offering an ID service. As explained, under Swiss law every person receiving a VAD must be accompanied by a person who is able to formally