Pain specialist backs VAD after wife's death

Sydney-based Dr Gavin Pattullo has joined 100 doctors in calling for NSW MPs to support a bill to legalise voluntary assisted dying

A Sydney pain specialist and anaesthetist has shared the story of his 42-year-old wife's "brave" decision to take her own life in support of NSW legislation on voluntary assisted dying. 

Dr Gavin Pattullo.

In 2018, Dr Gavin Pattullo's wife Venessa, who had leukaemia, faced a slow suffocating death or taking her own life.

She chose the second option: a