Man Enjoys His Last Wish Of Smoking Cigarette In A Hospital Before His Death
A dying man was granted his final wish by nurses – as he enjoyed a cigarette and a glass of wine while watching the sun set. Nurses agreed to bend hospital rules so Carsten Flemming Hansen could enjoy his favourite things one last time before he died.
Staff at Aarhus University Hospital shared the image of the 75-year-old, who doctors said was too ill to be operated on for internal bleeding.
Although patients are banned from smoking indoors, his nurse agreed to let him drink and smoke on a balcony, a decision which has been widely praised.
Mr Hansen’s daughter, Mette Gold Bech Demuth, told BT: ‘My father’s last wish was to be allowed to enjoy his wine and some cigarettes. ‘It was the best thing for him. It meant a lot to him throughout life. He was annoyed that he was not allowed to smoke inside. He really wanted to have his very last cigarette.’
Nurses decided it was best to allow him to enjoy his final days, and shared the image on Facebook after Mr Hansen’s death.