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News: French Hospital to Open Wine Bar for Sick Patients

A bar in a hospital? Here for it!

The New York Post reports a French Hospital in Clermont-Ferrand will open a wine bar where terminally ill patients will be able to enjoy a “medically-supervised” glass or two with their families.

“Why should we refuse the charms of the soil to those at the end of their lives? Nothing justifies such a prohibition,” the Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital Center said in statement.

Dr. Virginie Guastella, said terminally ill patients had the right to “enjoy themselves.” This will be the first bar in France to offer a facillity of it’s kind to patients and their family. Staff will be specially trained before it opens in the hospital’s palliative care center in September.

“Medically supervised tastings will help brighten what is often a difficult daily life,” the hospital said. Although some research has shown an antioxident found in red wine has been good for heart health, new research shows the benefits have been exaggerated.

France is doing everything right.  Would you utilize the bar in a hospital? I would.


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