Petra de Jong, director of the Dutch right-to-die foundation NVVE which runs the mobile service, told De Volkskrant that patients were "grateful."
The six teams of doctors and nurses provided assisted deaths, either by lethal injection or by administering a lethal cocktail of drugs, to patients whose own doctors have refused to help them die.
"Some of them start crying on the phone," De Jong
"They seemed happy that, finally, someone is listening to them," she
said most of the requests come from patients with incurable physical illnesses.
Only a small number came from patients with serious psychological disorders, she
"If the number of requests continues growing at this rate, we'll have to put in place more mobile teams in April," she