Suzanne refuses ventilator and makes headlines across the globe


A Flemish woman, who refused ventilator treatment to allow younger people to be treated instead, has made news headlines across the globe. Suzanne Hoylaerts, a 90-year-old from Lubbeek in Flemish Brabant died of COVID-19 last week.

“You don’t need to put me on a ventilator.  Help younger patients.  I have had a beautiful life” Suzanne told Flemish doctors.

Her story appeared in newspapers in the US to India.  The Daily Mail and the Sun covered it too as did Spain’s El Mundo, Fox News in the US and an Indian website.

Suzanne Hoylaerts (Facebook)

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