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A Border of Life and Death

A Border of Life and Death follows 62-year-old Annie Mulholland's campaign for fairer cancer care in Wales during the last months of her life. Annie has terminal ovarian cancer and left her home in Cardiff to cross the border to England to get the drug she needed. She received treatment at the Royal Marsden in London which has prolonged her life. It's where she also befriended former CEO of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Mary Burrows, who had also moved to England to access cancer treatment. Although Annie is living longer than anyone expected, she doesn't have long left and wants equal access to drugs and clinical trials for all cancer patients in Wales. As she undergoes her last line of chemotherapy she organises a Patient Voices Day at Cardiff Bay's Pierhead building for cancer sufferers to have their say with politicians, before the Welsh Government elections. A panel of party representatives, NHS staff and many charities are invited to the event as well as the Health Minister, Mark Drakeford.

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34 minutes

Last on

Wed 23 Mar 2016 22:50
BBC One Wales, Wales HD only