A French hospital will become the first in the world to open up a wine bar in a bid to cheer up terminally ill patients in their final dying days.
Top doctors at Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital believe a few drinks with friends and family could dramatically enhance their quality of life.
The bar will be based in the palliative care centre, where staff will be trained in how best to deal with partying patients.
Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital Center said in statement the terminally ill will be allowed to enjoy a ‘medically supervised’ glass or two with their families.
The centre’s head, Dr. Virginie Guastella, said terminally ill patients have the right to enjoy themselves too.
He said: “Why should we refuse the charms of the soil to those at the end of their lives? Nothing justifies such an prohibition.
“Medically supervised tastings will help brighten what is often a difficult daily life.”