The French Hospital Has Wine on the Premises For Terminally Ill Patients

By: Alyson Wyers - Aug 8, 2014
References: chu-clermontferrand.fr & springwise
In order to make the hospital stay of terminally ill patients a little more enjoyable, a French hospital is offering an open wine bar service. Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital hopes the everyday lives of their palliative care patients will be improved by offering wine on the hospital property.

At a certain point, when all other medical alternatives have been explored, it becomes about making the terminally ill as comfortable as possible during their long-term hospital visits. Small comforts like a glass of wine can do wonders, especially when it comes to the boosting of morale. Set to open in September, the wine bar will be located in the hospital's Puy-de-Dôme facility in their palliative care unit. The medically supervised alcohol consumption will be open to both patients and their loved ones.