There is little doubt that Lifecircle’s most famous customer was 104-year old Exit member, Professor David Goodall, who died at the clinic in May 2018. Before David Goodall, Lifecircle was an organisation founded by Swiss doctor, Erika Preisig.
While Lifecircle has, in past, run an active and busy assisted suicide clinic, VADs carried out by Lifecircle have become less common in recent years.
Lifecircle’s clinic is located in an industrial estate on the outskirts of the town of Liestal: about a 20 minute drive (in good traffic) from Basel. When Exit has accompanied our members to this clinic in the past, we have driven the mountain road (vis a vis the freeway through Basel’s notorious heavy industry) to soften the impact of the location of the clinic (whose neighbours include a gravel supply business as well as automechanics and car panel-beating).
Pegasos Swiss Association - Liestal (near Basel)
The newest assisted suicide group to cater to foreigners is Pegasos Swiss Association. Founded in August 2019 by the brother of Lifecircle’s Erika Preisig, Ruedi, Pegasos has taken a more adventurous or less conservative approach to assisted dying in terms of who is helped and how fast. In terms of location, Pegasos is located in the same building as Lifecircle: that is, in an industrial complex on the outskirts of Liestal. The same descriptors therefore apply.