Visits to the end-of-life Centres
A note about EX International
“May be less expensive than the others”
The Assisted Dying Coalition in the UK has estimated that between 2015 and 2018 a total of 233 UK citizens ended their lives at one of the centres in Switzerland. That would imply 58 per year. Of these, approximately 12% used EX International. That may be an over-estimate and the calculation was, in any event, done before Pegasos started.
I must report that my efforts to meet with EX International were not a success.
Their leaders, Mrs Schleiss and Mr Steller responded to my e-mails, were in principle prepared to meet but were not able to do so on any of my suggested dates. The website, last up-dated in 2019, is an opening page only with no subsequent information. My request for further details was not answered.
However, this much I can report. They are based in Bern, about 63 miles from Basel/Mulhouse airport. They, like Dignitas, ask their members to take a drink rather than to use a cannula. They handle a significant number of requests from Swiss people, usually in their members’ own homes and they have a significant share of the market in Germany.
They may also be less expensive than the others. They are largely volunteer-based and say “we can also offer our help to members with a low financial background in individual cases”.
So, if you are potentially terrified by the cost of a Swiss alternative then an e-mail enquiry to EX International could be a sensible move – and could even receive a most helpful reply. I am sorry that our own website cannot offer much further help about EX International but I should report that Silvan Luley of Dignitas spoke highly of them.Read Next Section >