Anaesthetist, whose terminally ill wife ended her own life, welcomes new VAD law

Dr Gavin Pattullo says he hopes others will now not have to go through what he did when his wife Venessa, who had acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, ended her own life

A doctor whose terminally ill wife ended her life has welcomed the passing of voluntary assisted dying laws in NSW as a “joyous” event that would ease trauma for other families. 

Dr Gavin Pattullo.

Sydney anaesthetist and pain specialist Dr Gavin Pattullo says he hopes others would not have to go through what he and his wife Venessa experienced, with the new laws. 

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